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Pomegranate – a symbol of the Resurrection

Graffiti in the Beauchamp Tower, Tower of London, reputedly carved by Thomas Peverel, a Roman Catholic imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth I in 1570.

According to a caption provided by Historic Royal Palaces, the pomegranate, Punica granatum, depicted in the top left-hand corner is an ’emblem of Christ’s resurrection’

Photo © Carlos Bruzon, January 2023.

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