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Christ of the Abyss (Italian: "Il Cristo degli Abissi") is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus placed on August 22, 1954 at approximately 17 metres depth on the bottom of the bay of San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino inside Portofino's Protected Natural Marine Area. The 2.5 metres tall Christ’s statue was created by Guido Galletti after an idea of Italian diver Duilio Marcante. Fun facts about Christ of the Abyss: The statue was placed by the Italian Navy about 17 meters deep, with the help of many divers, The hands of Christ, addressed to the surface (or heaven) are in a sign of…

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