In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Down a narrow flight of stairs, underneath the high altar, is the tiny grotto in which Christ is said to have been born.
- In 1518 he produced, for the high altar of the church of the Frari, one of his most world-renowned masterpieces, the Assumption of the Madonna, now in the Venetian Academy.
- Beneath the high altar of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in the wind-worn province of Galicia, Spain, lies a silver sarcophagus containing the relics of St. James the Greater.
- The site contains a wealth of carvings, well preserved cloisters and the only sculptured 15th Century high altar to survive in any monastic church in Ireland.
- One of the abbey's most famous features is the 14th century Washington Window, which is to be found high up in the choir area near the high altar.
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