Look At The 'Significant Cultural Damage' Caused By Italy's Earthquake

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Emilia-Romagna that hit Sunday has left families camping outside, fearful of collapsing buildings and aftershocks, the Guardian reports. 6 people have died.

While the earthquake seems to have mostly spared major cities, the damage it has wrought in villages is terrifyingly spectacular, destroying centuries-old buildings. “After an initial survey, damage to cultural patrimony appears significant,” Italy’s Culture Ministry said in a statement.

Below is Modenesi’s now ruined Towers of Finale Emilia:

Northern Italy Earthquake

Photo: Getty / Roberto Serra / Iguana Press

The town hall of Finale Emilia:

Sant'Agostino Italy Earthquake

Photo: Getty / Roberto Serra / Iguana Press

The town hall of Sant’Agostino:

Italy Earthquake The town hall of Sant'Agostino

Photo: Getty / Roberto Serra / Iguana Press

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