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Shrine of the Three Kings, Cologne

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The Shrine of the Three Kings (German Dreikönigsschrein or Der Dreikönigenschrein), Tomb of the Three Kings, or Tomb of the Three Magi is a reliquary traditionally believed to contain the bones of the Biblical Magi, also known as the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men. The shrine is a large gilded and decorated triple sarcophagus placed above and behind the high altar of Cologne Cathedral in western Germany. Built approximately from 1180 to 1225, it is considered the high point of Mosan art and the largest reliquary in the Western world.
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  • Located in the Cologne Cathedral, the shrine supposedly contains relics of the Magi. It was created between 1190 and 1230 and consists of an oakwood case and ornate gold and silver plated statues. 
    Located in the Cologne Cathedral, the shrine supposedly contains relics of the Magi. It was created between 1190 and 1230 and consists of an oakwood case and ornate gold and silver plated statues.  more »
  • I truly believe that this coffin contains the bones of the three kings. I feel very good and I'm happy. 
    I truly believe that this coffin contains the bones of the three kings. I feel very good and I'm happy.  more »
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  • Nice place to get a glimpse of history, and to have some time in peace. When go there, please keep the silence and connect with God. Respect is indeed blessing.
  • Marvelous absolutely marvelous!!! The height, the width, the depth everything. Likely the church survived the bombing and we can admire the medieval architecture!! Feel tiny when being there.

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