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Heritage Lost: Old Churches of Bohol Damaged by Earthquake of October 15, 2013
It's a sad day for Bohol where in addition to lost lives, limbs, and damage to property, several heritage churches and structures including churches were destroyed by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. Herewith are the before and after pictures of old stone churches made from coral stones in the beautiful island of Bohol.
Restoring these architectural gems take time and millions of pesos as well as look into alternative materials that look like coral stones, different from old stone churches of Luzon made from adobe bricks and egg whites.
Old Bohol Churches of Coral Stones before the Earthquake of October 15, 2013:
These gems of heritage were badly damaged by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake of October 15, 2013
(credit to the original photographer/s who posted these online)
The National Commission of Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has an unenviable task of trying to restore these heritage gems made of coral stones that you can no longer harvest from the sea as it's not environment friendly.