Sunday, 21 February 2010

Archbishop's bones found in Magdeburg

Yet another grave in Magdeburg Cathedral has revealed its secrets. This time it looks like they are the mortal remains of an archbishop - sterbliche Überreste eines Erzbischofs. It's not yet clear which archbishop - any one of half a dozen possible candidates. The grave was constructed as part of building that predates the present cathedral. The bones may be those of Wichmann von Seeburg (around 1115-1192) but if I heard correctly when watching MDF1 TV news from 19 February there's speculation this could be Adalbert who was the first archbishop (in office 968-981).

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I previously wrote about graves in Magdeburg Cathedral back in January

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