Interiors of Abbey Cathedral St. Gallen

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James Blake Wiener
published on 18 December 2018
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The heart of the Cathedral Abbey of St. Gall, located in St. Gallen, Switzerland, is its Cathedral. Despite years of struggles during the stormy Reformation era in the 1500s CE, the current cathedral imparts nothing but peaceful elegance. Beneath the apse of the Cathedral is a small crypt from the 9th century CE, which comprises the oldest part of the abbey. One can see also a reliquary that holds the grave of Saint Gall in addition to Saint Otmar and other ecclesiastical notables from the Middle Ages.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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