Fisherman catches statue instead of fish!
Generally fishermen catch fish in the sea and rivers but this month a Spanish fisherman caught a statue, that too a 700 year old one!
Fisherman Fernando Brey was wading in the Sar River near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. As he fished, he stumbled over a stone. But when he looked more closely, he realized it wasn’t just any stone.
Part of the stone was square, which Brey thought was unusual for a river stone. Then he slowly noticed the rest of the statue.
What he had tripped over was a religious statue of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. Local experts believe the heavy granite statue is from the 1300s and may have come from a church that existed in the area long ago.
Experts will study the statue further to get a better idea of how old the statue is and where it came from. They’re also very curious about how it remained in the river, so close to a city, without being discovered for hundreds of years.
Did you know?
The Monument of the Holy Mother of God in Hoskovo, Bulgaria stands more than 100-ft tall (30 meters) and is the tallest statue of Virgin Mary and Jesus. The monument was built fully with the donations of the followers.