Aachen Cathedral (Kaiserdom): the octaganol Palatine Chapel with Charlemagne's throne

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RIBApix ref no RIBA27674
Architect/DesignerOdo of Metz (fl. 792-805)
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
Subject Date0805
Image Date1930
Library ReferenceDK/G/1
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes 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.

Subject tags

Chapels, tombs, arches, cathedrals, thrones