Shrine of the Three Kings, Cologne

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The Shrine of the Three Kings (German Dreikönigsschrein or Der Dreikönigenschrein), Tomb of the Three Kings, or Tomb of the Three Magi is a reliquary traditionally believed to contain the bones of the Biblical Magi, also known as the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men. The shrine is a large gilded and decorated triple sarcophagus placed above and behind the high altar of Cologne Cathedral in western Germany. Built approximately from 1180 to 1225, it is considered the high point of Mosan art and the largest reliquary in the Western world.
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  • I truly believe that this coffin contains the bones of the three kings. I feel very good and I'm happy. 
    I truly believe that this coffin contains the bones of the three kings. I feel very good and I'm happy.  more »
  • I was so amazed and so in awe of this. Hard for me to believe here are the Three Kings! Such an amazing golden piece, displayed at around 10-15 feet high. 
    I was so amazed and so in awe of this. Hard for me to believe here are the Three Kings! Such an amazing golden piece, displayed at around 10-15 feet high.  more »
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  • Nice place to get a glimpse of history, and to have some time in peace. When go there, please keep the silence and connect with God. Respect is indeed blessing.
  • I found this place where the kings who traveled to find baby Jesus an infant and gave gift to the new king!! Muy Feliz para me!! I did this on the web it's beautiful and interesting treasure find I would say!!

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