L-r; Ben Sirach, author of the Sirach in the bible, standing on a mason building Solomon's temple in Jerusalem; a Sibyl holding a phylactery representing ancient wisdom, standing on a dog representing the pagan world, and Joseph the Patriarch, from the right splay of the right bay of the North Portal, built 1198-1217, Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. The North Portal was the last of the 3 portals to be built at Chartres and is monumental in scale. Its sculpted works follow the theme of Redemption. Chartres cathedral was built 1194-1250 and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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L-r; Ben Sirach, author of the Sirach in the bible, standing on a mason building Solomon's temple in Jerusalem; a Sibyl holding a phylactery representing ancient wisdom, standing on a dog representing the pagan world, and Joseph the Patriarch, from the right splay of the right bay of the North Portal, built 1198-1217, Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. The North Portal was the last of the 3 portals to be built at Chartres and is monumental in scale. Its sculpted works follow the theme...
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