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7100.02.11 
 Tomb of King Frederik V, Dom Kyrka, Roskilde, Sjślland, Denmark 
 Keywords: The chapel is a masterpiece of neo-classical design by the architect Caspar Frederik Harsdorff The two women at the base of the sarcophagus represent Denmark and Norway Original wooden church built on the site by Harold Bluetooth circa 1000. This was replaced in 11th century with a stone one built by King Canute's sister Estrid. In 1080 a new church built by Bishop Svend Nordmand was consecrated and this was replaced by the present brick structure in the 12th century. Commissioned by Bishop Absalon it is one of the earliest examples of French inspired Gothic brick Cathedrals. Roskilde was the capital of Denmark until 1400 and the Cathedral has been the burial place for generations of Danish monarchs Danish Zealand cathedral architecture architectural old ancient medieval brick interior religion religious building place of worship Christian Christianity chapel resting place grand big tall opulent arch pillar stone marble sculpture sculpted carved stonework figure plinth column frieze old ancient lgpl

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Tomb of King Frederik V, Dom Kyrka, Roskilde, Sjślland, Denmark

Keywords: The chapel is a masterpiece of neo-classical design by the architect Caspar Frederik Harsdorff The two women at the base of the sarcophagus represent Denmark and Norway Original wooden church built on the site by Harold Bluetooth circa 1000. This was replaced in 11th century with a stone one built by King Canute's sister Estrid. In 1080 a new church built by Bishop Svend Nordmand was consecrated and this was replaced by the present brick structure in the 12th century. Commissioned by Bishop Absalon it is one of the earliest examples of French inspired Gothic brick Cathedrals. Roskilde was the capital of Denmark until 1400 and the Cathedral has been the burial place for generations of Danish monarchs Danish Zealand cathedral architecture architectural old ancient medieval brick interior religion religious building place of worship Christian Christianity chapel resting place grand big tall opulent arch pillar stone marble sculpture sculpted carved stonework figure plinth column frieze old ancient lgpl