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Church of Our Lady

Construction of the original Collegiate Church of St. Mary, began no later than 1187 under Bishop Absalon. The church was located on the highest point near the new town of Havn, later Copenhagen. Bishop Absalon (1128–1201) was Bishop of Roskilde(Zealand), Denmark’s capital of that era, and spent most of his life securing Denmark from foreign […]

Glyptoteket Part II

In part I, there was Pictures from the ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The glyptoteque in Copenhagen has several departments and here I will show some of the sculptures from the middle ages and the renaissance. So many beautiful statues and priceless art. LES: Glyptotekt Del I her>>> One of the exhibitions at Glyptoteket was called «In […]

Glyptoteket Part I

  The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek was built by Carl Jacobsen in 1897 (the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries), and the architect of this beautiful building is Vilhelm Dahlerup. The Glyptoteque in Copenhagen (Glypto-, from the Greek root glyphein, to carve and theke, a storing-place) has an enourmous collection of sculptures that used […]