• Short Summary

    For the next two years the bells of the Stiftskirche, Lambach, Austria, will be muted, and Romanesque frescoes dating from the late 11th Century will be protected by shockproof packing.

  • Description

    For the next two years the bells of the Stiftskirche, Lambach, Austria, will be muted, and Romanesque frescoes dating from the late 11th Century will be protected by shockproof packing. The reason - special reconstruction work in the ancient towers, during which vibrating bells could have disastrous effect on the frescoes.

    So for two years Lambach's population must make do with artificial carillons - a tape-recording of their historic bells, heard through 5 loudspeakers.

    The frescoes were found in 1957 behind baroque walls, and experts have been working in the church - built 1056 - ever since. Now, with the crucial stage approaching, special precautions are necessary to preserve one of Austria's oldest ecclesiastical treasures.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA33H701Z14J2HDQLDX5KJN097F
    Media URN:
    VLVA33H701Z14J2HDQLDX5KJN097F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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