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Aachen Cathedral: the Mystery of the Octagon. ©NHK 1970
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Aachen Cathedral: the Mystery of the Octagon

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Summary/Historical Context

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Aix la Chapelle

Construction of this palatine chapel, with its octagonal basilica and cupola, began c. 790-800 under the Emperor Charlemagne. Originally inspired by the churches of the Eastern part of the Holy Roman Empire, it was splendidly enlarged in the Middle Ages.

on this subject: Aachen Cathedral on the World Heritage website

Place/Country: Germany
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.

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