The Palatine Chapel At Aachen

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The Palatine Chapel at Aachen, Germany is an example of Early Christian medieval architecture and one of the earliest examples of Carolingian architecture. The Palatine Chapel was contrasted between the years of 790 and 805 by architect Odo of Metz. Metz created the chapel for Emperor Charlemagne, who ruled during the second half of the eighth century. Charlemagne was a strong new force that emerged on the continent, and his ruling brought out new ideas, architecture and religion to the people under his ruling. It was under Charlemagne, that the new dynasty of Carolingian was created, and with his expansion, he brought this dynasty to many different places around the continent. Carolingian architecture is influenced by styles from past western capitals, this implies The Palatine Chapel as it is influenced from past architecture as well. He admired many other architectural pieces and used many other pieces as inspirations for one of the earliest examples of the Carolingian style. It is noted that the chapel was a strong way to represent the religion of Christianity, however it can also be said that the chapel was a way to represent Charlemagne and all the things he wished for the people under his rule. The making of the chapel in more ways is strongly connected to the Christian religion. Charlemagne was a very powerful man who first seized power when he was able to attain much of Western Europe from the years 768 to 814. He ruled over which would be modern day Germany,…
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