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Naumburg Cathedral in Germany was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage

It is considered one of the most important cathedrals built during the High Middle Ages

  • July 23, 2018 20:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared the Naumburg Cathedral in eastern Germany a cultural landmark. The cathedral, which was built some 800 years ago, between 1213 and 1250, is famous for its mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture as well as its sculptures inside. It is considered one of the most important cathedrals built during the High Middle Ages, which stretched from 1000 – 1250 A.D.

The cathedral and the sculptures are the work of a man simply known as the Naumburg Master. The World Heritage Committee noted the artistic qualities of the cathedral, which provide insight into the art, architecture and technology of its time. The site includes the cloister, a cathedral garden and the surrounding Curia buildings.

Source: Deutsche Welle