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21 08, 2017

What is a bishop? Christianity – Religion

By |2019-02-14T21:10:18-07:00August 21st, 2017|Medieval, Religion|0 Comments

A bishop from medieval Iceland (in the form of a chess piece). Now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York What is a bishop? A bishop was a man who was in charge of the Christians of a certain city. All big cities in the ancient Roman Empire and Sassanian Empire and medieval Europe had bishops. What's a cathedral? History of Christianity [...]

31 07, 2017

Inside Reims cathedral – Nave and Transept

By |2017-07-31T09:49:52-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Elevation of the nave inside Reims cathedral One difference between Chartres cathedral and Reims cathedral was that at Reims they didn't build a deep gallery over the aisle. Instead, they just put in a shallow, fake gallery, that looked lighter. As at Chartres, this gallery is tiny compared to the big arches underneath. On the [...]