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The Basilica of Saint-Denis near Paris

La Basilique de Saint-Denis, where the kings and queens of France were buried. During the French revolution, tombs were opened and the remains dumped en masse into large pits. In 1817 the remains were placed in an ossuary in the basilica, where the names of the monarchs were recorded. Obviously, the remains could not be identified. May, 2003.
The Hotel de Ville near entrance to the basilica
The Hotel de Ville near entrance to the basilica
Scenes of Last Judgment on central portal
Scenes of Last Judgment on central portal
Closer view of the preceding
Closer view of the preceding
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u45%2fevelyn55%2fsmall%2f39874236.Denis04.jpg u45%2fevelyn55%2fsmall%2f39874238.Denis05.jpg u45%2fevelyn55%2fsmall%2f39874239.Denis06.jpg Closer view of preceding bas relief
Closer view of preceding bas relief
Stained glass windows in the nave
Stained glass windows in the nave
Gothic ribbed  vaulting on ceiling
Gothic ribbed vaulting on ceiling
One of two rose windows
One of two rose windows
External lateral view of the basilica
External lateral view of the basilica
u45%2fevelyn55%2fsmall%2f39874257.Denis12.jpg External view of rose window
External view of rose window
Another portal
Another portal
Art work in the necropolis
Art work in the necropolis
The necropolis
The necropolis
Romanesque crypt
Romanesque crypt
Names of monarchs in the ossuary
Names of monarchs in the ossuary
Mary photographs funerary sculptures
Mary photographs funerary sculptures
u45%2fevelyn55%2fsmall%2f39874286.Denis20.jpg The floor
The floor
Cadaver tombs with royal effigies
Cadaver tombs with royal effigies
Animal sculptures at foot of effigies
Animal sculptures at foot of effigies
are most intriguing
are most intriguing
Ditto
Ditto
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
High vaulted ceiling
High vaulted ceiling