Bode Museum and Other Masterpieces of Medieval Period

If you are really into history and historical monuments and planning a vacation to some of these sites, then the information presented here can be useful and informative to you. Let's look into three historical destinations located in different countries. Bode Museum is a well preserved museum of Berlin, Germany that was built in twentieth century. It was named after its curator Wilhelm Bode. It is an excellent example of Byzantine art and is the storehouse of various sculpture and artworks. If on is thirsty for medieval art, it is the perfect place for him. There are sculptures belonging to several countries like Germany, France, and Italy.

The palatial building of Bode Museum is adorned with a dome that is located in the northern direction of the monument. Among the sculpture collection, sculptures for Gothic, Renaissance, and medieval period are mot prominent. The famous "Flora Bust" was purchased from London also adorns the premises of the Museum. A separate museum dedicated to Byzantine art has huge collection of artworks form Africa, Egypt, Greece and Turkey. The numismatic collection of the museum is worth-watching. It has collection of coins and currencies belonging to Roman, European and Islamic civilizations.

The Epiphany is a scared feast day of Christians that celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as a human being. It is usually celebrated on January 6. The word "Epiphany" stands for "appearance" or "manifestation". It celebrates the reappearance of Christ after his resurrection and is considered a day of immense religious significance. The Epiphany is related to the famous visit of magi to the place of Christ's birth. There are several other important events of history that are attributed to this day I some way or the other. The day is celebrated with full zeal by the Christians. It is characterized by feast day that is important for both Eastern and Western Churches.There are several traditions that are associated with this sacred day. In medieval times, people used to sprinkle water over their houses. A procession that was led by head of the family and was celebrated by writing the names of holy kings on the walls of the room symbolized their ardent faith in Christ. At some places, the celebrations are not restricted to a single day but are carried over eight days.

Aachen cathedral in Germany is an example of architectural excellence. Also known by the name Kaiserdom of Aachen, the structure carries with itself immense religious and historical significance. Built in 805 AD, this cathedral is among the oldest historical heritages of Germany that are the known for their sheer beauty and unparallel architecture. The cathedral is built in octagonal shape and is adorned with beautiful arches and golden mosaics. It houses several unique pieces of art and those that had contemporary significance. These include Cloak of Virgin Mary, clothes worn by Christ at the time of crucification and clothes at the tome of his birth. Aachen cathedral had remains of Charlemagne who was the first Holy Emperor of Europe. His burial vault was opened several times. Several architectural pieces were added to the cathedral; these included chapels, a choir hall, and a magnificent chandelier. There are several attractions for a tourist at the cathedral. A Bronze door and two bronze sculptures are the masterpieces of art. The golden mosaics decorate the vault. A marble throne which remained the set of coronation for holy rulers is worth-admiring. The colorful windows of the Gothic Choir offer a splendid vision.