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|Location||Aachen, Germany map|
|Date||792 to 805 timeline|
|Construction System||bearing masonry|
|Notes||A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as Aix-la-Chapelle Cathedral. Similar to S. Vitale.|
|Discussion||Aachen Cathedral Commentary
"Construction of this Palatine chapel, with its octogonal basilica and cupola, began between 790 and 800 under the Emperor Charlemagne. Originally inspired by eastern churches of the Roman Empire, splendid facings were added in the Middle Ages. "
Verkehrsverein Bad Aachen
Sources on Aachen Cathedral
Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at Amazon.com
Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.
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UNESCO web site
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