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Murals From 1791 Are Found at Mission

IN BRIEF / SAN FRANCISCO

January 30, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Religious murals painted by Native Americans more than 200 years ago were rediscovered behind a trapdoor and the main altar of San Francisco's historic Mission Dolores.

The two men who rediscovered the forgotten murals -- freelance artist Ben Wood and archeologist Eric Blind -- have taken digital photographs of the red, black and yellow artwork done in 1791. They are projecting the images at the modern Mission Dolores Basilica next door in a display that runs through Feb. 7.

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