13th Century Paintings Discovered in English Church
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-04-23 14:50
telegraph.co.uk: Conservation work in a London church has uncovered 13th century wall paintings depicting Mary Magdalene. Decorative paintings on the wall of an East Ham church will be seen by the public for the first time since the 19th century. The paintings of flowers, masonry patterns, and an ornate scrollwork, are believed to have been covered during the Reformation and were discovered in the 1850's, only to be covered again during World War II. They have now been carefully restored.