St. Mary's Cathedral (German: Dom St. Maria) is a medieval Catholic cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany, that has been on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1985.The cathedral church was built between 1010 and 1020 in Romanesque style. It follows a symmetrical plan with two apses, that is characteristic of Ottonian Romanesque architecture in Old Saxony. After renovations and extensions in the 11th, 12th and 14th centuries, the cathedral was completely destroyed during an air raid on 22 March 1945, and rebuilt from 1950 to 1960.The cathedral houses numerous works of art. These include:The bronze doors, commissioned by Bishop Bernward (1015), with reliefs from the history of Adam and of Jesus Christ.A bronze column 15 feet high (dating from 1020), adorned with reliefs from the life of Christ.Two large wheel-shaped chandelier of the 11th century.The sarcophagus of St Godehard.St. Epiphanius’ Shrine (12th century).A Baptismal Font, dating from 1225.
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