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Church with Visigothic origins destroyed in southern Spain

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The church of Santa María de Brovales in Jerez de los Caballeros, in Badajoz province in Extremadura, was almost completely destroyed this week. The church is said to be of Visigothic origin and has links to the Knights Templar.

There have been various news reports about this in Spanish in the last few days, including this one which says the church was destroyed by a backhoe:
Derriban una iglesia de origen visigodo con una retroexcavadora en Jerez de los Caballeros

An investigation into what happened is underway and the article mentions that unauthorised works were taking place at the location.

'Perdido para siempre' ('Lost forever') is one of the subheadings of the article. So sad.
 
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