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Unformatted text preview: bbey Church of Ste. Foy Abbey founded 819; relics aquired 896; present church completed 1120 Made in Conques, Midi-Pyrenees, France Culture: French Material: Warm colored Limestone Inside, the church is attractive but rather bare except for the 212 columns in the cloisters, which are topped with charming Romanesque capitals. These depict palm leaves, flowers, scenes from the life of St. Foy, birds, monsters and various symbols. The only modern addition in the church is a stained-glass window of the only saint to live at the monastery, St. George of Conques, a simple monk renowned for his holiness. Its construction was begun on the foundations of a smaller earlier basilica, and completed around the year 1120. It was built in Romanesque style, using a warm-colored local limestone. The daringly large dome that originally covered the crossing later collapsed and was replaced in the 15th century....
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