"Apocalipse Tapestry" Top 5 Page for this destination Angers Things to Do Tip by codrutz

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This is the longest tapestry in the world. Originally it had 140 meters, woven between 1373 and 1382. From the whole 100 meters survived until today and it is displayed in a building up in the Chateau d'Angers.

The tapestry depicts biblical scenes but also some commentaries on the 14th century political struggles. Each scene has a deep signification and probably there is a group of people and books describing each scene. This should be very interested to read more about.

What I have observed is that the colors are very well preserved, impressive after more than 625 years. And that the details are very nice, almost painting like.

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  • Written Sep 30, 2008
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