The roots of the Basel Minster or Cathedral lie in the 1st century BC. At first they built a monastery, which they later on replaced by a Roman fort. In the early 9th century the construction started of a Romanesque Cathedal. Over time the building expanded. Because of the time lapse part of this Cathedral was built in Gothic style. When they started building it was a Catholic church, but nowadays it’s a reformed Protestant one. In it you can find the grave of the famous humanist Erasmus.
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Check out the album about s’-Hertogenbosch a old city in the south of the Netherlands.
s’-Hertogenbosch started as a trading post. In the year 1184 it received city rights from Gotfried III of Leuven, making this city one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. People who live in s‘-Hertogenbosch like to celebrate carnival. People save up money the whole year to spend it in 3 days. During these 3 days the city is called Oeteldonk.
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