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Notes on the Geography of Germany: Trier: Photo 18

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Christianity here goes back to an enormous church built after Constantine's Edict of 313. That church was eventually destroyed by the Vikings, but another cathedral--this one, called Trier Cathedral or the Cathedral of St. Peter--was built on the site. It remains Germany's oldest, despite the clock, above which a Latin phrase reminds us that we can't be sure when the world will end. On the right is a separate and perhaps more unusual church, the Church of Our Lady, started in the 12th century.

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