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Cologne
The Cologne Cathedral (Dom) - Two views of Germany's most famous twin church spires.  Construction began in 1248, but lack of money and loss of the building plans delayed completion until 1880.  The Cologne Cathedral is a World Heritage Site and probably Germany's best known Catholic Church.
Present day Cologne was built on top of a massive Roman Empire city from 2,000 years ago.  Some Roman walls, including this tower, remain in their original locations.  So many Roman artifacts were uncovered that Cologne built a museum next to the Cathedral as a showplace for them.  Unlike Berlin's Pergamon Museum, which acquired everything it has from distant countries, the Romans left all the items behind which became the Cologne museum's collection.  
At Cologne's Roman Germanic Museum, this huge grave monument is the largest exhibit.  Roman cemetary artworks are a major category of the museum's display.  
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