Church of San Juan Apóstol y Evangelista, Santianes de Pravia
|Church of St. John Apostle and Evangelist
Iglesia de San Juan Apóstol y Evangelista(in Spanish)
|Location||Santianes de Pravia, Spain|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Church|
The church contains a foundation stone in the form of a letter labyrinth ("Silo Princeps Fecit") that records the 8th-century founding of the church by King Silo of Asturias. The inscription Silo princeps fecit singularly combined in fifteen horizontal lines and nineteen perpendicular columns of letters. The T forms the beginning and the end of the first and last line in consequence of which the name Silo is not to be found till the eighth line and the S which begins it is exactly in the centre of that line and of the tenth column thus the name is in the shape of a cross as the letters above below and on each side of the S form the word Silo.
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