the biggest jigsaw puzzle in history
November 10, 2015 2:02 PM Subscribe
When the stones finally made it to the Bronx warehouse, Hearst realized he had yet another administrative catastrophe on his hands—the workers repacked the stones without returning them to their original wooden crates. The crates had departed from Spain with an identifying number and a compass direction on each crate, so that the 10,571 pieces of monastery could be reconstructed. Now that blueprint was completely, irrevocably gone. Hearst was the overwhelmed owner of what Time magazine christened “the biggest jigsaw puzzle in history.” -- In The Early 1900s, Robber Barons Bought Dozens Of Centuries-Old European Buildings. Where Is Medieval America Now?.
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