The treasures of St. Maurice

Kathleen Watts
the oldest of the Swiss Abbeys is situated just in the angle where the River Rhône leaves the narrow Alpine valley in which it rises, and branches out into open country before it joins Lake Leman. It is said that the period of sunshine increases from four hours to ten hours from solstice to solstice, so from earliest times the place has been sacred. The Gauls called it Aazwnwm, -The Rock, because of the great rock overhang that rises above the fields on the river bank; later the Romans
more » ... ed a customs post there -Agaimwm. According to the legend, St.
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