Church of San Juan Apóstol y Evangelista, Santianes de Pravia
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St. John Apostle and Evangelist (Spanish: Iglesia de San Juan Apóstol y Evangelista[pronunciation?]) is a Roman Catholic Asturian pre-Romanesque church situated in Santianes de Pravia, northern Spain.
|Church of St. John Apostle and Evangelist|
Iglesia de San Juan Apóstol y Evangelista (in Spanish)
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Church|
|Location||Santianes de Pravia, Spain|
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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