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Magdeburg

Ernst Ullmann and Klaus Niehr

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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German city and former archbishopric in Saxony-Anhalt, on the River Elbe. The town was established at an intersection for important trade routes on the west bank of the river, where it was fordable; a fortified trading settlement in the vicinity of the later cathedral close existed by AD 805. The old town grew up around three centres: the cathedral close, the Alter Markt with the Johanniskirche (destr. 1945), and a settlement around the Petrikirche (from

Keywords: Cathedral

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Subjects: Art

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