47 lithographic stones found in the Convent of Santa Clara de Asís in Old Havana

47 lithographic stones found in the Convent of Santa Clara de Asís in Old Havana

HAVANA, December 15 (RHC) The Convent of Santa Clara de Asís, in Old Havana, continues to surprise specialists, this time with the discovery of 47 lithographic stones (so far),which preserve prints from different Havana businesses from the first half of the 20th century, forming part of the filling inside the chapel that was located in the orchard.

47 lithographic stones found in the Convent of Santa Clara de Asís in Old Havana

Photo: Archeology Cabinet

This discovery is preceded by the remains of one of the perimeter walls of said chapel, with a thickness of 50 cm, where different construction moments can be observed.

47 lithographic stones found in the Convent of Santa Clara de Asís in Old Havana

Photo: Archeology Cabinet

The chapel was erected in the 18th century as a burial site for the nuns of the convent, serving this function until 1915. It was later reused by the Ministry of Public Works, until its demolition in 1960.

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