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Photo of Autun Cathedral

Capital: Fall of Simon the Magician

According to the Book of Acts, Simon the Magician tried to show his superiority over the apostles by flying. But Peter and Paul prayed, and Simon fell to the ground. In this capital in the nave, Paul and Peter watch solemnly as Simon barrels towards the ground, eyes wide in fear. A horned demon laughs contemptuously at him.

Photo © Holly Hayes.