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    First surveys find at least 50 cultural sites damaged by the quake, out of 293

    by Antonello Cherchi

    Areas hardest hit housed 293 cultural assets, according to calculations by Italy’s Ministry of Culture, including monuments, castles, ancient walls, churches and museums. In Amatrice, two ancient churches collapsed, S. Francesco and S. Agostino (pictured). In Norcia the Convent of S. Benedetto and the ancient city walls were damaged, as was the duomo of Urbino