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Colonial church in the Peruvian city of Cuzco burned to the ground

Colonial church in the Peruvian city of Cuzco burned to the ground

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In the Peruvian city of Cuzco is Friday, the colonial church of San Sebastian with valuable works of art burned down.

A by Spanish conquistadores made sculpture and a number of works of the famous painter Diego Quispe Tito Quechua (1611-1681) were lost.

Also was the gold-covered altar destroyed. The largest part of the art treasures of the church could in time be saved.

Cause of the fire is likely to short-circuit. Four years ago the church was restored for converted 1.3 million euros.

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