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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Marjorie Greene wrote:
>
> A website that appears reputable has this to say:
>
> "If it is true that a large proportion of the ancient miraculous
> Madonnas of the world are black, why is this phenomenon generally so
> little known today?

It may appear to be reputable, but it seems to lack common sense.  The
reason for all these black madonnas is that they are made of wood, which has
blackened over the centuries.

John Briggs

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