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Conservation work reveals centuries-old church paintings

Conservation work reveals centuries-old church paintings
6 Dec 2013

Conservationists are conducting painstaking work at a small Welsh church that has unveiled some stunning examples of 15th century artwork. 

At St Cadoc's in Llancarfan, which dates back to the 12th century, historians have been scraping away the limewash on the walls to reveal images including St George battling with the dragon, the seven deadly sins and a ghoulish death figure, the BBC reports.

It's a very time-consuming process, with workers only to tackle one square inch per hour, for fear of damaging the paintings underneath the whitewash. 

However, with a large area of artwork now uncovered, St Cadoc's, in the Vale of the Glamorgan, has now opened its doors to the public to see the treasures for themselves. 

The complete story of St George depicted on the walls is said to be one of the finest examples seen anywhere in Britain, so the church is sure to become a must-visit location for history and art buffs.ADNFCR-408-ID-801669594-ADNFCR

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