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404. another star of david ◊

Familia de Uribe y Lecea, Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Star of David

At first glance, the Uribe y Lecea family tomb may not stand out much from its neighbors in Recoleta Cemetery. But on closer inspection—just above the false column capitals—two Stars of David hide in the shadows:

Familia de Uribe y Lecea, Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Star of David

Marcelo spied the symbols during a visit earlier this year with his daughter… to our mutual surprise. Despite more than 1,000 visits to the cemetery, this discovery proves that there is always something new to be found. Since the removal of the plaque on the Benjamín Breitman family vault, this is the only Jewish image currently in Recoleta Cemetery. Also remarkable is the Christian symbolism outside & inside:

Familia de Uribe y Lecea, Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Star of David

Was this tomb purchased & remodeled like so many others? Did family members convert? Or did they not care about the mixed symbolism? While searching for the answers to these questions, the PDF guidebook has been updated to reflect the recent discovery.

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4 Comments

  1. mario braun

    the star of david , in this case is not a jewish symbol but probably a reference to the freemasons… Read my book because I explained it in detail.
    Before your answer : I made a copy of the book for you.
    It is not a great deal – compared with the over 800 pages ( ¡!) which I printed from the blog – always respecting the copyrights AND NOT FOR SALE UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES !!!

  2. Great! I look forward to reading your book! It’s true that Freemasons used this symbol as well… it would interesting to know who the original owners of the mausoleum were, & if they were Freemasons. Saludos!

  3. No way! Looks a bit precarious though… let’s take photos while we can. Thanks, Jonathan!!

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