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Se­cret heart in a foun­tain

- Incidents · Verviers

WORKMEN restor­ing a city foun­tain found a hid­den metal cas­ket con­tain­ing the pick­led heart of the area’s first mayor.

En­grav­ings on the chest, dis­cov­ered in the Bel­gian city of Verviers, said the ‘heart of Pierre David was solemnly placed in the mon­u­ment on 25 June 1883’. Mr David had died ac­ci­den­tally in 1839, aged 68.

The heart was kept in the town hall for 44 years be­fore be­ing sealed in­side the foun­tain.

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