Gabriel knew how sensitive the crypt in the basement was.
The lofty presbytery and the crypt under it belong to the i 2th century.
He explored the crypt, gaze going to the display of his mother on one wall.
It is remarkable for its large crypt and its towers, a fourth having been added in 1894, the gift of the emperor William II.
portion of the crypt of the second period, built by Archbishop Roger (11 541191).
It was our father.s crypt, until yesterday, when Sasha stole our father.s body.
1559), while in the crypt are preserved the hearts of the German emperors Conrad II.
The church of St Michael, founded by Bishop Bernward early in the 11th century and restored after injury by fire in 1186, contains a unique painted ceiling of the 12th century, the sarcophagus and monument of Bishop Bernward, and a bronze font; it is now a Protestant parish church, but the crypt is used by the Roman Catholics.
The crypt contains the shrine of the bishop S.
Stevenson, since dead, discovered in 1896 a small subterranean basilica in the catacomb of Santi Pietro e Marcellino on the Via Labicana, with pious acclamations on the plaster similar to those in the Papal crypt in St Calixtus.
In the crypt is the grave of a traveller, who succumbed to excessive drinking of the local wine known as Est, est, est.
Francesco, as it has been called since 1261, when it came into the possession of the Franciscans, has been almost entirely modernized, except for the crypt and campanile (11th century).
Two festivals are held in the town, a less important one in October, the other, on the 24th and 25th of May, unique for its gathering of gipsies who come in large numbers to do honour to the tomb of their patroness Sara, contained in the crypt below the apse.
The chapel, the only remnant of the palace, is a beautiful Decorated structure with a vaulted crypt, itself above groundlevel.
I.ve sealed off the crypt with magic to keep Immortals from entering through the shadow world, and installed locks for those who wander where they shouldn.t be, Kris said.
From the shadows of the crypt, Gabriel waited until the half-brothers were gone to dump the contents of the velvet dice pouch into his palm.
The interior, which has a crypt in each transept, in the main preserves its original character.
At one of the altars in this crypt occurred the miracle of Bolsena in 1263.
Felix and Adauctus, discovered by Boldetti and afterwards choked up with ruins, was cleared again: the crypt, begun by Damasus and enlarged by Siricius, contains frescoes of the 6th-7th centuries.
Technically, this was Sasha.s doing, for he had dragged the coffin out of the protected crypt and left the Immortals exposed.
The chancel of the church at Repton is assigned to the second half of the 10th century, though subsequently altered, and the crypt beneath is supposed to be earlier still; its roof is supported by four round pillars, and it is approached by two stairways.
The interior, a basilica with nave and two aisles, contains columns said to come from a temple of Minerva and a fine mosaic pavement of 1166, with interesting representations of the months, Old Testament subjects, &c. It has a crypt supported by forty-two marble columns.
With the exception of the crypt, the transepts are the oldest portions of the building now remaining.
Its crypt dates from 941, the choir from 1274-1300, the Late Gothic choir chapels from the 15th century, and the nave and transept from 1533-1554.
He died at Knole on the 12th of October 1500, and was buried in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral.
From this crypt a staircase led up to the basilica in which Pope Silvester was buried, and the whole plan of which was laid bare by De Rossi.
The interior of the cathedral has been barbarously modernized, but the crypt is fine.
There was a gatehouse at each end and a chapel or crypt in the centre, dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury, in which Peter of Colechurch was buried in 1205.
In the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral a memorial has rightly been placed to him as a statesman, not merely of Canada, but of the empire.
Brunelli in L'Arte, 1907, p. 47.) The crypt contains three ancient sarcophagi.
The eastern crypt, or confessio, extends under the whole of the choir and has three apses, like the upper church.
There are ten Roman Catholic churches here, among them being the beautiful minster, with a Gothic choir dating from 1250, a nave dating from the beginning of the 13th century and a crypt of the 8th century.
Explorations conducted in the cemetery of Domitilla in 1897-1898 brought to light a fine double crypt with frescoes representing Christ seated between six male and female saints; also an inscription relating to a new saint (Eulalius) in a cubiculum of the 3rd century.
Part of the walls and crypt remain of an abbey which dates from the foundation of a college of canons in 670.
Ursus in 370-390, which had a nave and four aisles, was destroyed in 1734-44, only the (inaccessible) crypt and the round campanile remaining from the earlier structure; there are fragments of reliefs from a pulpit erected by Archbishop Agnellus (556-569) in the interior.
Giovanni Evangelista, erected by Galla Placidia in fulfilment of a vow made on her voyage from Constantinople, has been entirely rebuilt, though the columns are ancient (the Corinthian capitals are probably from a classical building), and the crypt may be original.
On the 15th of August 1534, the Feast of the Assumption, they assembled in the crypt of the church of St Mary on Montmartre, and Faber, the only one who was a priest, said Mass.
The exception is the Guildhall of the City Corporation, with its splendid hall, the scene of meetings and entertainments of the corporation; its council chamber, library and crypt (partly opened to the public in 1910).
The crowns suspended in churches suggested doubtless the sumptuous pensile luminaries, frequently designated from a very early period as coronae, in which the form of the royal circlet was preserved in much larger proportions, as exemplified by the remarkable corona still to be seen suspended in the cathedral at Aix-laChapelle over the crypt in which the body of Charlemagne was deposited."
On the wall of the Romanesque crypt, which was restored in 1896, is a rose-bush, alleged to be a thousand years old; this sends its branches to a height of 24 ft.
The crypt with the tomb of the patron saint dates from the original building.
Kiki, Rhyn, check our father.s crypt.
Kiki followed him through to the basements, and Rhyn stopped in front of the door to his father.s crypt.
It looked like a crypt.
His thoughts went to his father.s crypt.
Below the nave is another crypt.
- Restoration of the Papal Crypt,.
At the time of the Norman invasion the Saxon cathedral, with the library of Archbishop Egbert, perished in the fire by which the greater part of the city was destroyed, the only relic remaining being the central wall of the crypt.
The apsidal choir and crypt were reconstructed by Archbishop Roger (1154-81), the S.
950 and copies were legally compared and stamped; the Normans removed them to Westminster to the custody of the king's chamberlains at the exchequer; and they were preserved in the crypt of Edward the Confessor, while remaining royal property (9).
The mosque to which the tower belongs is a large brick building erected by `Abd el Mumin; the interior is adorned with marble pillars, and the whole of the crypt is occupied by a vast cistern excavated by Yakub el Mansur.
The crypt embodies remains of the founder's work; the rest is Transitional Norman and Early English in style.
There are some 15thand 16th-century brasses, a dark cradle roof, and an early 13th-century crypt under the chancel.
The church of St Andrew is a spacious transitional Norman and Early English building, with later additions, and was formerly a chapel of ease to Waverley Abbey, of which a crypt and fragmentary remains, of Early English date, stand in the park attached to a modern residence of the same name.
With the exception of a crypt, the monastic buildings have disappeared.
In the crypt of the church General Leonidas Polk is buried; and in the churchyard are the graves of George Steptoe Washington, a nephew of George Washington, and of William Longstreet, the inventor.
King Charles Albert and other kings and princes of the Savoy dynasty are buried in the crypt.
In the crypt there is a fine pieta in marble by Giovanni da Bologna.
He was buried in the atrium of St Peter's, and when the church was rebuilt his remains were removed to the crypt, where his tomb may still be seen.
The date of the erection of the cathedral is probably about 1179; it retains some traces of Norman architecture, and the facade has a fine figured cornice by Bartolommeo da Foggia; the crypt has capitals of the 11th (?) century.
by the Cuckmere river; it is altered into a dwelling house, but retains a gatehouse, crypt and other portions of Early English date.
The cathedral was founded on the ruins of St Wilfrid's abbey about 680, but of this Saxon building nothing now remains except the crypt, called St Wilfrid's Needle.
Earlier than the rest of the fabric (except the crypt) is part of the chapter-house and the vestry, adjoining the south side of the choir, and terminating eastward in an apse.
This is pure Norman work, and there is a crypt of that period beneath, which was formerly filled with unburied bones.
It possesses a Gothic church, with a crypt dating from the 15th century, and a still older Romanesque burial chapel.
In the crypt is a bronze statue of St Matthew.
In a crypt under the choir lies the body of the cardinal saint Carlo Borromeo, who consecrated the cathedral in 1577.
In a great silver reliquary (modern) in the crypt lie the bones of St Ambrose,.
The church or minster of St Cuthberga is a fine cruciform structure of various styles from Early Norman to Perpendicular, and consists of a central lantern tower, nave and choir with aisles, transepts without aisles, western or bell tower, north and south porches, crypt and vestry or sacristy, with the library over it.
Besides these may be mentioned the church of St Pantaleon, a 13th-century structure, with a monument to Theophano, wife of the emperor Otto II.; St Cunibert, in the Byzantine-Moorish style, completed in 1248; St Maria im Capitol, the oldest church in Cologne, dedicated in 1049 by Pope Leo IX., noted for its crypt, organ and paintings; St Cecilia, St Ursula, containing the bones of that saint and, according to legend, of the 1 r,000 English virgins massacred near Cologne while on a pilgrimage to Rome; St Severin, the church of the Apostles, and that of St Andrew (1220 and 1414), which contains the remains of Albertus Magnus in a gilded shrine.
The facade dates from 1278, and the interior of the edifice dates in the main from 1543 In the crypt is the tomb of Andrea Doria by Montorsoli, and above the main altar hangs the dagger presented to the doge by Pope Paul III.
The crypt dates from about the 6th century and is dedicated to Sitt Miriam (the Lady Mary), from a tradition that in the flight into Egypt the Virgin and Child rested at this spot.
The crypt, discovered in 1726, is part of the Saxon church, and a noteworthy example of architecture of the period.
14, ro); still., it is certain that the Roman cemeteries were visited by numerous pilgrims even in the 3rd century: for the earliest graffiti in the papal crypt of the Coemeterium Callisti must date from this period (De Rossi, Roma sotter.
The magnificent chancel (1349-1372), with the 14thcentury crypt below, rests on massive substructures, known as the Cavate.
A much earlier church formerly occupied the site, and of this the crypt remains beneath the existing chancel.
On the 30th of January 1907 the body was removed with great ceremony from Kensal Green and reburied in the crypt of the new cathedral, where it lies beneath a Gothic altar tomb, with a recumbent effigy of the archbishop in full pontificals.
The crypt contains frescoes of the 13th century, and in the treasury are valuable vestments.
(Nicholas Break speare) died here, and there is a chapel of St Thomas Becket in the crypt of the cathedral.
Queen Matilda is interred in the choir, and a fine crypt beneath it contains the remains of former abbesses.
The present cathedral was built at the beginning of the 18th century on the model of St Peter's at Rome, but it has an ancient crypt, which contains the bones of St Boniface and was restored in 1892.
Nicola, founded in 5087 to receive the relics of this saint, which were brought from Myra in Lycia, and now lie beneath the altar in the crypt.
The façade is fine, and the interior, divided into three naves by columns, with galleries over the aisles, has fortunately not been restored; the vaulting of the crypt has, however, been covered with modern stucco.
The crypt was added in 1818, when the sarcophagus containing his remains was discovered.
The crypt is a large church supported by one hundred columns.
In 1870, the year in which he was very seriously injured in a railway accident, he was elected professor of physics at Owens 1 On the 6th of November 1878 his body was stolen from St Mark's churchyard in New York, but recovered in 1881 upon the payment of $20,000, and buried in the crypt of the cathedral in Garden City.
Near the town is the church of St Wipertus, which dates from the 12th century, and has a crypt of the 10th century.
A fine crypt, along with remains of the prior's lodging, refectory and chapel, may still be viewed, as the priory was purchased by private subscription and handed over to the municipality in 1896.
Below the chapel is a crypt of the 15th century inserted beneath a building which had no previous crypt.
The cathedral, which was restored in 1884-1886, has a choir, a crypt and two towers of the 11th, a transept of the 13th and a late Gothic nave of the 16th century.
The crypt under the raised transept and choir is one of the largest in the world, and the church is one of the finest in Scandinavia.
The chancel, surrounded with radiating chapels, is a fine example of early Gothic. Underneath it there is a crypt of the i i th century restored in the 15th century.
Giovanni in Toro, spoilt by restorations in the 18th century, contains a splendid pulpit in Cosmatesque work, supported on four pillars, and the crypt some 14th-century frescoes.
The churches of St Christopher (13th and .15th centuries) and St Nicholas, the latter combining the Romanesque and Gothic styles and built above a Romanesque crypt, are of interest.
The font is transitional Norman, a good example; and a small pre-Norman crypt remains beneath part of the church.
The Borsa (or exchange) is a fine building in the Piazza of the same name, built over the remains of the very ancient church of Sant' Aspreno, which are still preserved in the crypt.
An Early English crypt remains beneath the neighbouring parish church of St John, where the notorious deception of the "Cock Lane Ghost," in which Johnson took great interest, was exposed.
Maria Maggiore di Siponto, built in 1117 in the Romanesque style, with a dome and crypt.
Beneath the choir, which is a fine example of early Gothic architecture, extends a crypt of the 11th century with mural paintings of the 12th century.
The church of St Mary is Perpendicular, with a fine porch, a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, attributed to Rubens, a small crypt said to have been used by Cromwell as a prison for the Royalists, and many interesting monuments.
At about twelve years of age he was sent to the school of St Mary de Crypt, Gloucester, where he developed some skill in elocution and a taste for reading plays, a circumstance which probably had considerable influence on his subsequent career.
It is a fine cruciform building, mainly of Early English date, with a crypt beneath the chancel.
Among its eight Roman Catholic churches the most remarkable is the cathedral, which dates from about 1160 and is famous for its curious crypt.
At some distance north-west stands the church of Notre-Dame, a well-known place of pilgrimage, erected (1827-1866) on the site of an old building destroyed in the Revolution, of which the extensive crypt still remains.
The crypt contains several GalloRoman tombs and the sarcophagus (5th century) of St Quitterie.
Both the church and its crypt contain 14th-century frescoes.
The tripleapsed crypt of S.
Ponziano, not far off, belongs to the 13th century, but its interior has been restored: the crypt contains frescoes of the 15th century.
There are a Protestant and three Roman Catholic churches, among the latter the parish church with a crypt dating from the 11th century, and a medieval town hall.
It has an interesting Roman Catholic church which belonged to the Benedictine abbey founded about 800 by St Ludger, whose stone coffin is preserved in the crypt.
"I thought it important for you to see our father.s crypt," Kris continued.
censes the crypt and guards the door.
crypt of the cathedral.
crypt of the priory church is wholly composed of Roman stones.
Under the chapel is a vaulted crypt, probably built for a charnel, the position being a usual one.
Van Helsing and Arthur enter the crypt They find three coffins with women lying in them ARTHUR: My God, what are they?
Her memories included hiding in the crypt of a church which was believed never to have had a crypt.
To answer one query that appeared, I do recall often visiting the crypt of the Clock Tower for the usual reason.
See Ritual Music for pieces suggested as being suitable for this ritual.) The Elder of Earth censes the crypt and guards the door.
There are many museums in Constance but also take a look at the minster with of course the usual ancient crypt.
How would all that bear upon the visits by night to the old crypt?
Send up a prayer for far-off people from the underground crypt in the Abbey.
crypt entrance, this chapel dates from about 1200.
crypt door - why?
crypt cells are related to colon cancer risk.
crypt chapel of St Robert.
crypt fission D = polyp Figure 3: Progression toward malignancy.
I read poems in a dark church crypt to a small, keen audience.
It has a 12th century crypt and a medieval chancel.
Thinking her dead, her parents will place her in the family crypt.
The entrance to the crypt is currently through a trap door in a timber floor which otherwise obscures the steps of the entrance.
He's seen mourning against the arched doorway of a crypt where Giselle is buried.
Can you identify the stratified squamous epithelium lining the blind crypt?
A = normal mucosa B = deformation C = crypt fission D = polyp Figure 3: Progression toward malignancy.
His castle was guarded by flying gargoyles, and the crypt entrance was protected by animated skeletons (think Ray Harryhausen ).
What are the surgical implications The histology shows villous atrophy with crypt hyperplasia.
In fact, there are no known crypt interments from 1741.
The maist unusual place I've written a poem wis in the crypt unner an auld kirk in Prague in the Czech Republic.
lick the crypt clean.
This had to be dismantled, and only the stone Mensa remains in the crypt.
In fact on this extremely hot day the pleasures of staying in the keep were only outdone by hiding in the chapel crypt!
The stone bridge spanning the Tyne at Corbridge was also plundered for some of the largest stones used in the crypt.
It has a romanesque crypt, twelfth century quire and thirteenth century stained glass windows.
stratifyu identify the stratified squamous epithelium lining the blind crypt?
tranquillityn silence for a few moments absorbing the total tranquility of the place then moved back into the crypt again.
vaulted crypt, probably built for a charnel, the position being a usual one.
We are assured that within the Saxon crypt stone vaulting can be seen bridging the roots of the tree.
villous atrophy with crypt hyperplasia.
This was sometimes, as in the Papal crypt of St Calixtus (fig.
In 1902, in that part of the Via Ardeatina which passes between the cemeteries of Calixtus and Domitilla, was discovered a crypt with frescoes and the sanctuary of a martyr: it is thought that this, rather than a neighbouring crypt brought to light in 1847, may prove to be the sepulchral crypt of SS.
Street, is a fine example of modern Gothic. Among the principal buildings and institutions are the town-hall, museum of the natural history society, theatre and opera-house (1880), market, schools of art and science, the Torbay infirmary and dispensary, the Western hospital for consumption, Crypt House institution for invalid ladies and the Mildmay home for incurable consumptives.
Other features reminiscent of the original barbarous rites in the primitive caverns of the East, no doubt also occupied a place in the cult; bandaging of eyes, binding of hands with the intestines of a fowl, leaping over a ditch filled with water, witnessing a simulated murder, are mentioned by the Pseudo-Augustine; and the manipulation of lights in the crypt, the administration of oaths, and the repetition of the sacred formulae, all contributed toward inducing a state of ecstatic exaltation.
There may be mentioned also an early pier in the church of St Katherine Cree or Christ Church, Leadenhall Street, belonging to the priory church of the Holy Trinity; old monuments in the vaults beneath St James's Church, Clerkenwell, formerly attached to a Benedictine nunnery; and the Perpendicular gateway and the crypt of the church of the priory of St John of Jerusalem (see Finsbury).
A zodiac on the " astrological altar of Gabies " in the Louvre illustrates the apportionment of the signs among the inmates of the Roman Pantheon; 3 and they occur as a classical reminiscence in the mosaic pavements of San Miniato and the baptistery at Florence the cathedral of Lyons, and the crypt of San Savino at Piacenza.4 Zodiacal symbolism became conspicuous in medieval art.
Begun by the Countess Matilda of Tuscany in 1099, after the designs of Lanfranc, and consecrated in 1184, the Romanesque cathedral (S Geminiano) is a low but handsome building, with a lofty crypt, under the choir (characteristic of the Tuscan Romanesque architecture), three eastern apses, and a faÃ§ade still preserving some curious sculptures of the 12th century.
843); he wore three iron rings round his body and arms, and travelled bare-footed, fasting, and devoid of linen, from church to church till he found pardon, the first ring breaking by the tomb of St Gertrude at Nivelles, the second in the crypt of St Peter, and the third by the grave of Liudger.
There are three churches of special interest: the Groote Kerk (St Lebuinus), which dates from 1334, and occupies the site of an older structure of which the IIth-century crypt remains; the Roman Catholic Broederkerk, or Brothers' Church, containing among its relics three ancient gospels said to have been written by St Lebuinus (Lebwin), the English apostle of the Frisians and Westphalians (d.
Michele (for plan see Architecture: § Romanesque and Gothic in Italy) was originally constructed under the Lombard kings, but was burnt in 1004, and the present building dates from the latter part of the 11th (crypt, choir and transepts) and the first half of the 12th centuries (faÃ§ade and nave with two aisles), and was completed in 1155.
The faÃ§ade is fine, and the interior, divided into three naves by columns, with galleries over the aisles, has fortunately not been restored; the vaulting of the crypt has, however, been covered with modern stucco.
Other churches with interesting monuments are Sant' Anna dei Lombardi, built in 1411 by Guerrello Origlia, which contains some splendid marble sculpture, especially Rosellino's " Nativity " in the Cappella Piccolomini; Sant' Angelo a Nilo, which contains the tomb of Cardinal Brancaccio, the joint work of Donatello and Michelozzo; San Giovanni a Carbonara, built in 1344 and enlarged by King Ladislaus in 1400, which contains among much other remarkable sculpture the tomb of the king, the masterpiece of Andrea Ciccione (1414), and that of Sergiami Caracciolo, the favourite of Joanna II., who was murdered in 1432 (the chapel in which it stands is paved with one of the earliest majolica pavements in Italy); San Lorenzo (1324), the Royal Church of the House of Anjou; and, for purely archaeological interest, the Church of Sant' Aspreno, thought to be the oldest Christian church in Italy, in the crypt of the new Borsa or exchange.
Part of the crypt dates from 1015; the apse shows the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic style; and the nave, finished in 1275, is a fine specimen of pure Gothic. Of the elaborate west faÃ§ade, with its screen of double tracery and its numerous sculptures, the original design was finished by Erwin von Steinbach (d.
We stood in silence for a few moments absorbing the total tranquility of the place then moved back into the crypt again.
His looks are most often compared to the Crypt Keeper.
To unlock a cheat where the bass pedal is automatically played for you on the drums, hit 200 non-cymbal notes on the "Mirror People" song in the Angel's Crypt venue of the career mode.
In the background, you can see the ghostly image of Jim Morrison standing in the doorway of a nearby crypt.
Your comic book bat can be anything from something out of Batman to something out of Tales From the Crypt or even a goofy children's cartoon.
The unknown soldier from the Vietnam War was later identified and the crypt is currently empty.
The original version of Monster Mash was recorded and released as a single in October 1962, by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt Kickers.
Marcus, the vampire twin, awakens and is now on a mission to free his brother William from the crypt where he has been entombed for more than six thousand years.
Soon the unscrupulous caretaker unwittingly releases a vampire from his crypt, and the show hit the stratosphere.
Comics like Tales from the Crypt, Army of Darkness and The Living Corpse have all graced us with images of the undead.
high), designed by George Keller and built mostly of Ohio sandstone; in the base is a chapel containing a statue of Garfield and several panels on which are portrayed various scenes in his life; his remains are in the crypt below the statue.
The cathedral (dedicated to St Nicholas the Pilgrim, a Greek assassinated at Trani in 1094 and canonized by Urban II.), on a raised open site near the sea, was consecrated, before its completion, in 1143; it is a basilica with three apses, a large crypt and a lofty tower, the latter erected in1230-1239by the architect whose name appears on the ambo in the cathedral of Bitonto, Nicolaus Sacerdos.
The capitals of the pillars in the crypt are fine examples of the Romanesque.
Giovanni, situated near an ancient temple, are extensive and important, and include the ancient crypt of S.
The church of St Mary-le-Bow, in Cheapside, is built upon a Norman crypt, and that of St Olave's, Hart Street, which was Pepys's church and contains a modern memorial to him, is of the 15th century.
This church has various points of interest besides its Norman crypt, from which it took the name of Bow, being the first church in London built on arches.
The cathedral was built between 973 and loos; the gallery round the back of the apse and the crypt have plain cubical capitals of this period.
The church was remodelled in 1139, to which period much of the existing structure belongs, including the richly sculptured west front and the open confessio or crypt, which occupies the eastern half of the church, raising the choir high above the nave.
With the exception of the crypt, which is older, the existing edifice was rebuilt in 1313.
The cathedral of St Benigne, originally an abbey church, was built in the latter half of the 13th century on the site of a Romanesque basilica, of which the crypt remains.
of the town, possessing the unusual feature of a crypt and a holy well.
The Gothic abbey church dates from the 15th century, but its Romanesque crypt from the 12th.
Remarkable among the other old buildings are the town-hall, of the 14th century and restored in the 17th century, with a crypt, and the Petershof, formerly the episcopal palace, but now utilized as law courts and a prison.
The cathedral is modern, but the crypt, with twenty columns, is old, and the campanile dates from the 13th century.
To this old track the name of " pilgrims' way " has been given, for along it passed the stream of pilgrims coming through Winchester from the south and west of England and from the continent of Europe by way of Southampton to Canterbury Cathedral to view the place of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket, in the north transept, to the relics in the crypt where he was first buried after his murder, in 1170, and the shrine in the Trinity Chapel which rose above his tomb after the translation of the body in 1220.
The floor of the church, built partly on the rock, partly upon foundations, and, at the east end, over a crypt, is on a level with the uppermost storey of the monastic buildings.
Begun by the Countess Matilda of Tuscany in 1099, after the designs of Lanfranc, and consecrated in 1184, the Romanesque cathedral (S Geminiano) is a low but handsome building, with a lofty crypt, under the choir (characteristic of the Tuscan Romanesque architecture), three eastern apses, and a façade still preserving some curious sculptures of the 12th century.
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