From Vatican Insider:
This is not another one of Dan Brown’s mysteries but the unravelling of a story that seem to go way beyond any creative fiction. Finally, after one year of investigations, police found the stolen “Codex Calixtinus” in a garage in Milladoiro, Galicia, near Santiago de Compostela, in Northern Spain.
Spanish police arrested four people yesterday: an electrician, his wife, their son and the son’s partner. The investigations are being focused on a former technician who had worked at the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral for 25 years before getting himself fired for forging a work related document. His poor relations with the Cathedral’s dean, José María Díaz, led investigators to this conclusion.
The “Codex Calixtinus” (whose value is hard to estimate in economic terms) is a jewel of XII century literature, a precious source of information on the customs and mentality of Medieval Europe. This is because it is a collection of sacred texts and canticles that are typical of the Santiago liturgy. It also contains a description of the journey of the saint’s relics from Jerusalem to Galicia and the Chronicle of Turpine, which describes the death of Roland and the twelve peers.
History Blog has more. See there the fantastic hi-res image.
I still would like to to part or all of the Camino. Perhaps for my 25th?