Aachen Cathedral (Kaiserdom): the upper part and dome of the Palatine Chapel
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/CHAR/5 (ES2538.1)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
NOTES: The cathedral, also known as the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral), was built by Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, in 792-805. The Palatine Chapel, designed by Odo of Metz, holds the remains of Charlemagne (742-814) and was the site of coronations for 600 years. The gables were added in the 13th century while the dome was built after the fire of 1656.
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