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Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Anghiari | by Monica Arellano-Ongpin
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Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Anghiari

This church has its origins in the visit to Anghiari in the 12th century by Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury and Chancellor to Henry II of England. He had an oratory built here in hounour of St Anthony Abbot. Later the small monastic community passed to the Agustinians, who built a convent and church dedicated to St Augustine over the preceding oratory.

The apse in this photo dates from the 15th century.

The church is now deconsecrated, and used as a venue for exhibitions.

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Taken on October 9, 2001