Throne the Charlemagne in Aachen. Till 1531, it offered as the coronation throne the majesties of Germany, being supplied at a full of thirty-one coronations.

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Someone need to put this come ask historians. It's been a while due to the fact that my Carolingian history course but I think it wasn't unusual to construct wood bases for chairs and also then put sophisticated carved yellow panels end it. I wouldn't it is in surprised if there was something more there once Charlemagne sat on it, but a quick google search isn't transforming up any type of scholarship to that effect, therefore I'm more than likely wrong.


We have to keep in mind 2 things:

Time wore out the stone so it most likely looked far better at the time.

People to be smaller back then.

But i agree I supposed something an ext grandiose too.


When i went to view this, i waited till the tour guide was top top his method down the stairs and also reached out to touch the right armrest wherein the hand would have been.

Not strictly "museum kosher" yet it make it more real to think ns touched something Charlemagne touch on a everyday basis


Throne that Charlemagne:

The Throne the Charlemagne (de: Karlsthron or Aachener Königsthron, "royal throne of Aachen") is a throne put up in the 790s through Charlemagne, as among the fittings that his Palatine chapel in Aachen (today's Aachen Cathedral) and placed in the Octagon that the church. Until 1531, it served as the coronation throne the emperors of Germany, being used at a total of thirty-one coronations. As a result, especially in the eleventh century, the was referred to as the totius regni archisolum (the Archstool the the whole Realm). Charlemagne self was not crowned top top this throne.

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That looks about as uncomfortable to sit in as I thought.


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You'd think an emperor would spring because that a foot rest, in ~ least.


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It's a stoop. I bet him and also him mates sat there drinking beer on weekends.


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Stoop courtier! Won't come off the stoop!


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I looked at the picture and instantly thought "Damn, the looks choose the throne room native Return of the King."

I think i remember indigenous the special features though that that throne room in reality was designed native this, so... I guess that provides sense.


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For some factor that snapshot really lugged to psychic Carl Sagan's heat in the pale blue dot....

Think that the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and also emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could come to be the temporary masters the a fraction of a dot.

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Hey ns live favor 200 meters far from this! If ns remember appropriately the feet was developed so people can go v it for a speific purpose...Like the one that is sitting there can demonstrate that he is "above" everyone else. Does who have additional information on this?


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