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Abbess Saint Hildegard of Bingen was a nun who lived in the 12th century. She became a celebrated religious poet, visionary and musical composer.


Hildegard was a receiver of several visions. During her lifetime a book of her visions was compiled by the sisters of her convent until 1155. However she continued to see other visions, along with one with the Holy Grail which she saw in 1163. A codex described those later visions, including a rhyme that would open a tomb. The codex was kept in Sankt-Gallen abbey, Switzerland.

She died in 1179.


Henry Jones, Sr. became interested in her history when Brother Matthius informed him about that rare manuscript.

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Information on St. Hildegard and her vision concerning the musical combination that will open the tomb of Sir Richard is given in the documentation of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure. The combination is used later in an in-game puzzle with a skull instrument.

The Venetian catacombs as they appear in the game are very different to those in the film, where no mechanisms or traps are seen. Since the movie is the higher tier "Film" canon in the Indycron continuity database, the status of Hildegard's vision in the canon is unclear.



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