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Charlemagne’s Warriors

A haunting spectacle could be viewed in recent days behind Aachen’s ancient octagonal cathedral; ranks of solemn, stately figures could be seen lined up in neat rows, oddly reminiscent of the terracotta Emperor’s Warriors or the Lewis Chessmen. The figures celebrate the 1,200th birthday of Charlemagne, the Dark Age … Continue reading

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Living in Aachen: Ancient Capital at the heart of Europe

Introducing Aachen: Over a year ago, I moved from Edinburgh to the City of Aachen located in the “Euregio” on the border of Germany, Holland and Belgium.  Living in Germany’s most Westerly City has given me a great opportunity to learn about the history, … Continue reading

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