The Chartres Cathedral
Location of the Temple
History of Chartres Cathedral
From there, the cathedral was struck by lightning in 1506, following more renovations that were done in 1323. The people of Chartres then worked on rebuilding and fixing the cathedral on and off until about 1836. The Chartres Cathedral has been housing Mary's tunic since about 876. The people of Chartres take pride in always fixing up the cathedral. Originally Chartres Cathedral was created as a place for people to come and worship. Even today people still come to worship at the temple. It was also first created as a place for early pilgrims to come and visit. Chartres Cathedral plays a role in Christianity because it contains what they believe is Mary's tunic.
Religion of Chartres Cathedral
What Role Chartres Cathedral Plays in Christianity
Description of the Chartres Cathedral
Chartres Cathedral is very tall with a height of 371 feet. Another important part of the temple is the Labyrinth. The Labyrinth is a religious symbol that was used a lot in older Christianity. In this cathedral, the Labyrinth is 12.9 meters in diameter. The Labyrinth is located on the central floor for visitors to come and observe.
This picture labels the structure of the inside of the cathedral. It pays attention to the detail of what holds up the cathedral and provides support. It also shows the many different portals the cathedral has.
Areas of the Temple
This map shows the different areas in the Chartres Cathedral.
The Central Nave
This picture is showing the Central Nave, with pillars on each side, and a pipe organ. It also shows the Labyrinth in the center of the floor.
The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to old religion. It is sometimes called the path to Jerusalem. The Labyrinth was finished in 1200, and was built according to geometry of the holy circle.
Inside the Roof
This is a picture from inside the roof that was built of iron, in 1836.
The Central Nave
Floor Plan Using Geometry
This is the Chartres Cathedral floor plan. As you can see, everything lines up perfectly, and that this temple was built using great precision.
Many stories are told through carvings in stone.
Stained Glass Windows
This picture shows some of the glass windows from inside the cathedral, that are very high up.
Floor Plan Using Geometry
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