Coffins at Roskilde Cathedral

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Roskilde Cathedral, built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, is a Gothic-style church which is currently used by members of the Lutheran faith.  Since the fifteenth century, the church has been the burial place for Danish Kings and Queens.

In this image, we see inside the Chapel of King Christian IV.  In addition to him, the chapel includes the remains of other Danish royals:

  • On the left side of the image, from back to front, are:  Anna Catherine, Christian IV and Prinz Christian.
  • On the right side of the image, are:  Sophie Amalie and Frederik III.
  • The monument depicts Christian IV.

The painting, by Marstrands, is entitled "Christian IV on the ship Trefoldigheden."

At the time of the Beowulf epic, churches like this would not have existed in Roskilde since the Danes had not-yet been converted to Christianity.

Click on the image for a better view.

Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Nomadic Republic:  The Adventures of Tan Wee Cheng.



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