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foxy photos of Chartres Cathedral

Since at least the 12th century the cathedral has been an important destination for travellers – and remains so to this day, attracting large numbers of Christian pilgrims, many of whom come to venerate its famous relic, the Sancta Camisa, said to be the tunic worn by the Virgin Mary at Christ's birth, as well as large numbers of secular tourists who come to admire the cathedral's architecture and historical merit


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Compared with other medieval churches, relatively few changes have been made to the cathedral since its consecration





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There have been at least five cathedrals on this site, each replacing an earlier building damaged by war or fire





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Shortly after 1417, a small chapel was placed between the buttresses of the south nave for the Count of Vendôme





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There have been at least five cathedrals on this site, each replacing an earlier building damaged by war or fire





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Even before the Gothic cathedral was built, Chartres was a place of pilgrimage, albeit on a much smaller scale





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why almost everything you've learned about Chartres Cathedral is wrong

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Some of the masters have been identified by John James, and drafts of these studies have been published on the web site of the International Centre of Medieval Art, New York





the lost secret Of Chartres Cathedral

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Australian architectural historian John James, who made a detailed study of the cathedral, has estimated that there were about 300 men working on the site at any one time, although it has to be acknowledged that current knowledge of working practices at this time is somewhat limited





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Some of the masters have been identified by John James, and drafts of these studies have been published on the web site of the International Centre of Medieval Art, New York





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Chartres Cathedral Exposed

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Specific pilgrimages were also held in response to outbreaks of disease





you never know what to expect from Chartres Cathedral

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Work was begun on the Royal Portal with the south lintel around 1136 and with all its sculpture installed up to 1141





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By the end of the 12th century however, the church had become one of the most important popular pilgrimage destinations in Europe





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In 1506, lightning destroyed the north spire, which was rebuilt in the 'Flamboyant' style by local mason Jehan de Beauce