Aachen Cathedral: the west front

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RIBApix ref no RIBA42319
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
Image Date1964
Library ReferenceESP/CHAR/4 (ES2537.1)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / 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. Most of the masonry dates from the 9th century but the upper part was added in the 19th century. The porch dates from the 17th century.

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