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Porta Nigra

Trier

The monumental northern gateway of the roman city fortifications is the largest Roman fortified gateway still in existence, being some 36 m long, 23 m wide and 30 m high. The massive structure, erected at the end of the second century A. D., was constructed using sandstone blocks without any mortar. The pillars and entablature of the external decoration are in part only roughly finished, heightening its Cyclopean and defensive appearance. In the eleventh century the gateway was rebuilt as a church dedicated to St. Simeon - who had previously lived here as a hermit - with a choir in the forms of Lorraine Romanesque style being added about 1150. Emperor Napoleon I had the later additions demolished and the gateway restored.

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