Damaged capital of the Cathedral of Valencia Archbishopric of Valencia A small column of one of the capitals has been destroyed This capital contains two episodes from the Old Testament of the life of Moses The Romanesque door of the Cathedral, known as the Almoina or Palau, is an extraordinary historical and artistic example The Cathedral of Valencia has informed the Directorate General for Heritage of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and the Group for the Protection of Heritage of the regional police, the partial destruction of one of the capitals of the portal Romanesque of La Seo. It is the last of the scenes represented in this magnificent monumental complex, the first from the right side. This capital contains two episodes from the Old Testament separated by a small column. Specifically, two moments in the life of Moses: The institution of the Judges of Israel and the Delivery of the Tablets of the Law. What has been destroyed is the small column that separates these two scenes. The lack of this element is evident at a glance. Presumably, since the small column was exempt, it was ripped from the capital and has disappeared. “As soon as the Metropolitan Council became aware of these events, it contacted the corresponding authorities to clarify these events,” says José Verdeguer, canon conservator of the Patrimony of the Cathedral. The Romanesque door of the Cathedral, known as the Almoina or the Palau, is an extraordinary historical and artistic example of the 13th century. Its heritage and identity value for Valencians is immense.
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