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- Trinitas 7%, Pater 8%, Filius 25%, Spiritus 12%, Alfa 4%, Omega 11%, Crosier 10%, Temptation 4%, Weapons 4%.
- Maria is absent. Spiritus, Crosier and Pater predominate.
- Ihesus and Filius predominate in the Apses and the Ambulatory (only 1% of total).
- Triangle, Spiritus, Crosier, and Pater predominate in the Transept Columns.
- Alfa and Omega predominate on the Transept Walls and Arches.
- Crosier, Cross pattée, and Spiritus predominate in the Nave Columns.  
- Pater and Spiritus predominate on the Walls, and Arches of the Nave.
- The signs of the Transept are large and very marked. They are of high technical execution.
- The sign classified as a sickle seems a scythe for its long stick.
- The keys are all of type XII century, with the key's body shaped as a closed box.
- The Arrow is not significant. Have we come to the end of the Santiago's Way?
- There are a lot of stones on the arches with two signs.
- Santiago is one of the great monasteries of Europe in the Middle Ages. The
size of its Nave and transept is extraordinary. It has several stages of construction which can be summarized in: first phase, 1065-1101, Bishops Pelaez and Gelmírez  built the apses, the chapels, the transept and the first section of the nave; second phase 1101-1122, the bishop Gelmírez built the six storied main doors being Porta Francigena in the north arm of the transept, Porta de Platerías in the south arm and the largest  Western Porta ; third phase, 1122-1168, it completed the Nave and the Western Porta; fourth phase, 1168-1211, the Master Mateo, builds the Portico de la Gloria. The stonemason’s signs of the first two phases are of high technical and artistic quality and in the columns are of high dimensions. The master builders of these two phases were from French school.


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