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Christ in a mandorla, surrounded by the 4 symbols of the evangelists on the tympanum, on the lintel the 12 apostles and on the archivolts the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, central bay of the Royal Portal, 1142-50, Western facade, Chartres cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. The central bay represents the End of Time as described by the Book of Revelations. Chartres cathedral was built 1194-1250 and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979....
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