Sculpture of monk reading, Fontenay Abbey, Marmagne, Cote d'Or, France. This Cistercian abbey was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1119, built in the Romanesque style. The abbey itself housed 300 monks from 1200, but was sacked during the French Revolution. This sculpture is from the tombstone of the wife of the Knight Mello d'Epoisses in the choir of the abbey church. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Sculpture of monk reading, Fontenay Abbey, Marmagne, Cote d'Or, France. This Cistercian abbey was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1119, built in the Romanesque style. The abbey itself housed 300 monks from 1200, but was sacked during the French Revolution. This sculpture is from the tombstone of the wife of the Knight Mello d'Epoisses in the choir of the abbey church. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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