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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
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Chur
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Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt


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Chur - Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt

Chur - Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
A cathedral may have existed here already within the 5th century. The Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt (= "Saint Mary of the Assumption") of today was erected 1150 - 1272, from east to west.

The crypt, under the risen choir, is probably the oldest part of the cathedral. The architectural concept is very similar to that of neighbouring St. Luzius, built the same time.

This rough capital down in the Romanesque crypt has a bull (taurus) on the left and a bearded man on the right. In the center a round, flat, frightening face. Human??

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