Friday, September 12, 2008

Better late than never

Construction on the Iglesia de Santa María de La Asunción, in Aracena, Spain, has finally been completed- after 486 years!

According to 20 Minutes Spain, construction on the church was begun in 1522, "and has suffered different standstills, until the innauguration today in its official form." The work was initiated under Diego de Riaño in the town of Aracena, which today lies in the province of Huelva, Spain. The town, incidentally also contains the Gruta de las Maravillas (Cave of the Miracles), one of the most spectacular cave systems in Spain.

Anyway, I plan to print out a copy of this article and keep it for relatives to read if completion of my dissertation begins to stretch on longer than expected!

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