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Old 30-11-2011, 02:11 AM   #13
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Lightbulb The Pont de l'Alma

The Pont de l'Alma site in Paris is ancient and dates back to the Merovingian kings and before. In pre-Christian times, the Pont de l'Alma was an underground chamber and was used as a pagan sacrificial site. In Middle English, "soul" has, as its etymology, "descended from the sea." In French – de la Mere.

"Pont" has as a Latin root "pontifex", meaning a Roman high priest. "Alma" also is Spanish for "Soul or spirit". One translation of Pont del' Alma would be "Bridge of the Soul." It was believed that those who died at the sacrificial site became saintly and went directly to heaven.
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