Today, the former Temple of San Agustín in Zacatecas, Mexico, is a gallery and museum. But hidden in the back is an unusual library of stones engraved with Baroque motifs. These quarried stones tell the story of the destruction and later discovery of the old church’s exquisite facade.
Zacatecas was known for being one of the richest regions in New Spain because of its silver mines. The Temple of San Agustín reflected this wealth and was said to be one of the most beautiful churches in all of the state.
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