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Cathedral of the Black Madonna: The Druids and the Mysteries of Chartres

The Cathedral of the Black Madonna The great cathedral of Chartres is renowned the world over as a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and for its remarkable stained glass, and its mystical labyrinth. But the sacred foundations of this sanctuary go back to a long time before Christianity when this site was a clearing where Druids worshipped a virgin about to give birth. Full description

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