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St Denis Basilica, Paris, France | by Grangeburn
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St Denis Basilica, Paris, France

Porte des Valois, built in the 12th century and remounted at the far end of the northern arm of the transept in the 13th century by Abbot Suger. The 6 statues set in the embrrasures and the 30 figures of the arching probably represent Old Testament kings. The lintel with its tympanum depicts the martyrdom of Saint Denis, Saint Eleutherus and Saint Rusticus. (St Denis is depicted holding his severed head).

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Taken on May 25, 2007