Spain: Cathedral electrician goes on trial for 2011 theft of priceless Codex pilgrimage guide

January 19, 2015 11:15 AM

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Spain: Cathedral electrician goes on trial for 2011 theft of priceless Codex pilgrimage guide

FILE - This file photo taken in 2004 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, shows one of the pages of the original 12th century religious Calixtinus Codex manuscript exhibited in the cathedral. A former electrician for Spain’s famed cathedral in Santiago de Compostela is on trial for his alleged theft of the priceless 12th-century Codex Calixtinus religious manuscript. It is considered the first guide for Christians making the ancient pilgrimage across northern Spain called the Camino de Santiago. Jose Manuel Fernandez Castineiras appeared in court Monday Jan. 19, 2015 with his wife and son after authorities found the Codex in his garage in 2011 and recovered 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million). (AP Photo/File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this July 7, 2011 file photo, Jose Maria Diaz, the Dean of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, left, poses by a replica of the 12th century religious Calixtinus Codex manuscript on display in the cathedral. A former electrician for Spain’s famed cathedral in Santiago de Compostela is ...

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