The Walking Dead. Visit Javier Castle in Navarra

The Walking Dead. Visit Javier Castle in Navarra
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The Walking Dead famous TV series is focus on zombies (great!). However, some kind of zombies have existed from old times. At least, people believed it and we can find different proofs in the Art History all around the world.


Skeleton in Javier Castle, Navarra

Yesterday, we talk about Francisco de Goya frescoes in a chapel in Madrid, where he depicted a dead man talking in front of a judge to save the honor of an innocent person. Today, another testimony.

In Navarra, Spain, in the 15th century, people believed in undead men too. No doubt, and they painted them dancing, talking and even reading or writing. An important example: the frescoes of Javier.

The tower called the Holy Christ is the oratory of Javier Castle. It is a sinister narrow space decorated by paintings. On the walls, we found a total of eight skeletons, some of them are smiling and carrying papers with texts. The skeletons, very credible, distinguished by their dark ocher color and green background.

Another curiosity of this castle built in the 10th century, it is that here, it was born and raised the Saint Francis Xavier, son of the Lords of Xavier and founder of Jesuits (together with Ignatius of Loyola and Francis of Borja).

Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!

Things never change. Why is that?

The Walking Dead. Official movie trailer 2013.

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