The eleven thousand virgins of Cologne, according to the
legend, were born at Baoza in Spain, which contained only 12,000
families. The bones exhibited were taken from an old Roman cemetery,
across which the wall of Cologne ran, and which were exposed to view
after the siege in 1106. (See Ursula.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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