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What is a bishop? Christianity – Religion

By |2017-08-21T17:56:08+00:00August 21st, 2017|Medieval, Religion|

A bishop from medieval Iceland (in the form of a chess piece). Now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York 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. The earliest bishops appeared soon after the crucifixion of Jesus, about [...]

Inside Reims cathedral – Nave and Transept

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

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 [...]