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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Churches
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Keywords:Childebert, Clovis, France, French history, Paris, Saint-Denis, kings
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Dimensions1600 x 1065
Original file size259 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Sep-11 13:35
Date modified26-Jan-17 21:35
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length22 mm
Exposure1/125 at f/5.6
ISO speedISO 1250
Saint-Denis cathedral landmark of gothic architecture

Clovis and Childebert

These aren't original tombs in the sense that they were built many centuries after the facts. The tomb of the Merovingian king Clovis (481-511) (left) was commissioned in the 12th century for the abbey of Ste-Geneviève in Paris, to commemorate his foundation of a church near the actual Panthéon. The gisant was later transferred to Saint-Denis. The extraordinary gisant of his son Childebert I (496-558) was ordered for the church of Saint-Germain-des-Près which he founded.