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#3650: Shrine of Charlemagne (1215)

Photo 3650: Shrine of Charlemagne (1215) - Aachen Cathedral

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Photo ID
3650
Credit
Title
Shrine of Charlemagne (1215)
Caption
The golden Shrine of Charlemagne was made in Aachen in 1215 and still houses the emperor's remains (except for the bits kept in reliquaries in the Treasury). On the front gable Charlemagne is shown enthroned between Pope Leo III and Archbishop Turpin of Reims. The long sides of the shrine depict 16 rulers who donated to the shrine. The other gable has the Virgin Mary flanked by the archangels Gabriel and Michael. Above them are the personified virtues of faith, charity and hope.
Geotag
50.774612° N, 6.084114° E
Uploaded
January 1, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600