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Dom St. Peter (Trier Cathedral)

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Trier, Germany.

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The Dom St. Peter is included as Germany’s oldest church. Less grand than the other churches on this list it is historically significant and rightly for it’s status, houses an impressive collection of art and relics. Unlike most historic buildings the first church on this site, built by the Emperor Constantine, was larger than the current one. It was built to grandly house the Holy Robe of Christ, the modestly belt worn during his crucifixion, displayed there throughout history and now sealed in a shrine in it’s own chapel.

The doms interior is roman in structure with decorative gothic vaults and arches an elaborately carved chapel and six towers, some round and some square.

Written by  Kynan Wieltz.

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Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier

Trier, which stands on the Moselle River, was a Roman colony from the 1st century AD and then a great trading centre beginning in the next century. It became one of the capitals of the Tetrarchy at the end of the 3rd century, when it was known as the ‘second Rome’. The number and quality of the surviving monuments are an outstanding testimony to Roman civilization.

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