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"After a while, people just stopped doing it": Three stylites are depicted in a 14th-century fresco in the Church of the Transfiguration in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. (Wikimedia Commons)
"After a while, people just stopped doing it": Three stylites are depicted in a 14th-century fresco in the Church of the Transfiguration in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. (Wikimedia Commons)