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SAH BLOG

Medieval Masons and Gothic Cathedrals
By ‘Deyemi Akande, 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
July 14, 2017

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There is an old legend that suggests that the striking design of the Cologne Cathedral was in fact given to Master Gerhard of Ryle by the devil. Even the ability to build the impossible structure was ascribed to the same source. In fairness to this fable, the size and magnificence of the Cologne Cathedral is worthy of otherworldly credits, and it makes good sense that a fantastic legend such as this is the only way Middle Age Cologne could explain this incredible structure taking shape before their eyes.
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