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"Skeleton holds key to Holy Roman cathedral"
Skeleton holds key to Holy Roman cathedral
trefwoorden: skelet - keizer Otto - kathedraal - 10e eeuw
The discovery of a dusty skeleton has revealed one of the most important churches in mediaeval history.
A cathedral built by the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great in the 10th century.
"This is one of the biggest finds in recent years in the history of mediaeval archaeology," said Dr Babette Ludowici, an archaeologist at the Centre of East Central European History and Culture in Magdeburg.
Many historians regard Otto I, king of the Germans from 936 to 973 AD, as the architect of the Holy Roman Empire, ruling an area encompassing modern Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, eastern France and northern Italy.
Lees verder in News in Science