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Depending on which travel book you read, the Basel Cathedral (Munster) was built from the 9th to the 13th centuries - take your pick. My favorite reads, "The oldest part of the cathedral is a section of the choir's foundations which date from an early 9th century building destroyed by the Huns." The next structure, consecrated in 1019, was built on those foundations. They can still be seen by the public with the remains of a bishop in a stone sarcophagus, dated 917(?). Perhaps he was killed by the Huns.

Munster (Cathedral) circa 1000

Munster (Cathedral) circa 1000

Munster North Entrance

Munster North Entrance

One of many beautiful windows

One of many beautiful windows

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Entrance to crypt area. Foundations, circa 800

Entrance to crypt area. Foundations, circa 800

SARCOPHAGUS AD917

SARCOPHAGUS AD917

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Queen Anna and son

Queen Anna and son

Queen Anna and son

Queen Anna and son

Top view of sarcophagus

Top view of sarcophagus

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