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"Look up" in the oldest church in Germany, Aachen Cathedral from 9th century  Source: Maria_Globetrotter (flickr)

"Look up" in the oldest church in Germany, Aachen Cathedral from 9th century Source: Maria_Globetrotter (flickr)

Throne of Charlemagne and the subsequent German Kings in Aachen Cathedral. Charlemagne's court in Aachen was the centre of the cultural revival sometimes referred to as the "Carolingian Renaissance".

Throne of Charlemagne and the subsequent German Kings in Aachen Cathedral. Charlemagne's court in Aachen was the centre of the cultural revival sometimes referred to as the "Carolingian Renaissance".

Aachen Cathedral, Germany.   FINAL resting place of Charlemagne. When he died in 814, his remains placed in a vault in the cathedral.  The Aachen cathedral treasury displays sacral masterpieces of the late Classical, Carolingian, Ottonian and Staufian period - among them there are some unique exhibits like the Cross of Lothair, the Bust of Charlemagne and the Persephone sarcophagus. The Cathedral Treasury is regarded as one of the most important ecclesiastical  treasuries in No. Europe.

Aachen Cathedral, Germany. FINAL resting place of Charlemagne. When he died in 814, his remains placed in a vault in the cathedral. The Aachen cathedral treasury displays sacral masterpieces of the late Classical, Carolingian, Ottonian and Staufian period - among them there are some unique exhibits like the Cross of Lothair, the Bust of Charlemagne and the Persephone sarcophagus. The Cathedral Treasury is regarded as one of the most important ecclesiastical treasuries in No. Europe.

Side view of the Throne of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral, where Otto der Grosse was crowned King of Germany in 936. The court in Aachen was the centre of a cultural revival sometimes referred to as the Carolingian Renaissance. The period saw an increase in literacy and development in the arts, architecture and jurisprudence, and liturgical and scriptural studies. The English monk Alcuin (d. 804) was invited to Aachen and brought the classical Latin education available in the monasteries of…

Side view of the Throne of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral, where Otto der Grosse was crowned King of Germany in 936. The court in Aachen was the centre of a cultural revival sometimes referred to as the Carolingian Renaissance. The period saw an increase in literacy and development in the arts, architecture and jurisprudence, and liturgical and scriptural studies. The English monk Alcuin (d. 804) was invited to Aachen and brought the classical Latin education available in the monasteries of…

Aachen Cathedral.  Construction began in 796AD under the order of Charlemagne; with a blend of Carolingian and Gothic architecture, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Aachen Cathedral. Construction began in 796AD under the order of Charlemagne; with a blend of Carolingian and Gothic architecture, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Aachen Germany Imperial-Cathedral-01 - Aachen Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aachen Germany Imperial-Cathedral-01 - Aachen Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aachen Cathedral Aachen, Germany Built around 780 as Charlemagne’s Palatine Chapel, Aachen Cathedral sits in its namesake city in Western Germany.

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Aachen Cathedral Aachen, Germany Built around 780 as Charlemagne’s Palatine Chapel, Aachen Cathedral sits in its namesake city in Western Germany.

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