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The heart of a Belgian mayor was found in a fountain 180 years later

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The heart of a Belgian mayor was found in a fountain 180 years later

The heart of a Belgian mayor was found in a fountain 180 years later
The mayor's heart is preserved in this ancient coffin, which was buried in the floor of a fountain. Photo: Yahoo News

  • BELGIUM: A story that has been around for almost 180 years has been confirmed last week. The heart of a Belgian city mayor has been found under a fountain.

  • A box containing the heart of Mayor Pierre David, who died a hundred years ago, has been found while repairing the main fountain in the small town of Verviers, in northern Belgium. Dipped in ethanol, it protects the guts from decay.

  • Some civic documents state that the mayor's heart is buried under the fountain, and therefore the elderly still tell their children an equivalent thing. However, with the passage of time, it became a fictional story that some people believed in while others called it a story.
The heart of a Belgian mayor was found in a fountain 180 years later
  • David was the city first mayor and died in 1839 while performing on the roof of a building. A fountain was then inbuilt recognition of his services. Then. in 1883, together with his family's permission, David's heart was buried within the fountain floor. Earlier, the guts was kept in an art museum for an extended time.

  • David is claimed to possess served the soldiers well. He was mayor of the town from 1800 to 1808 and was re-elected mayor in 1830 after independence from France.


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