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1417~1431: Serpent found in Solid Marble

In a book published in 1649, Ambroise Paré [1510-1590], chief surgeon to Henry III of France, wrote that he had seen an account by a man named Baptista Leo stating that in the time of Pope Martin the Fifth [1369-1431], a serpent was discovered, alive, encased in a large, solid chunk of marble stone. There was no visible crack or hole that could allow the serpent either entry or air within the rock.

        Since Pope Martin V was in power under that name between 1417 and 1431, I've set this as the time range for the incident.