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After the restoration:


Hidden by a wall for almost 900 years, the medieval fresco was found in an interspace of the Sant’Alessio church on the Aventine hill and in a surprisingly good state of conservation with luminescent colours. “This is absolutely an exceptional find,” ANSA was told in an exclusive interview with the woman who made the discovery, the art historian Claudia Viggiani. “Especially for the very rare iconography, which shows two figures that can be recognised in the part of the painting at the moment visible, most likely Saint Alexis and Christ the Pilgrim.”

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