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Aachen Cathedral
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Aachen Cathedral

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Germany
Construction of this palatine chapel, with its octagonal basilica and cupola, began c. 790-800 under the Emperor Charlemagne. Originally inspired by the churches of the Eastern part of the Holy Roman Empire, it was splendidly enlarged in the Middle Ages.
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