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St. Maria im Kapitol: Rood Screen
Looking eastwards, in direction of the Renaissance rood screen from 1523. Behind that (and here not visible) is the Triconchos, a cloverleaf structure similar to the architecture of St. Aposteln we've been looking at some days ago. St. Maria im Kapitol was built in the 11th century, though its name suggests much older roots, as the name affix im Kapitol (on Capitol hill) says: its predecessor building was a church built in 690 on the former location of a Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva from the 1st century. So the spot we're standing at has been a place of divine service for almost 2000 years.