Skara Cathedral

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Cathedral of Saint Mary [1]
Coordinates: 58°23′11″N 13°26′21″E / 58.38639°N 13.43917°E / 58.38639; 13.43917
Location Skara
Country Sweden
Denomination Church of Sweden
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Skara
Clergy
Bishop(s) Erik Aurelius

Skara Cathedral (in Swedish: Skara domkyrka) is a church in the Swedish city of Skara. The cathedral is the seat for the bishop of the Church of Sweden Diocese of Skara.

Its history is traced from the 11th century, but its current appearance is from the 13th century. The church has a medieval crypt that was found in 1949 after having been buried under stones since the 13th century. A grave, containing a skeleton, was found in the crypt, which is within the oldest (11th century) part of the cathedral.

The church is 65 meters long and the towers reach a height of 63 meters.[2]

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  1. ^ "2nd sentence of article, http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skara_domkyrka"
  2. ^ "Skara Domkyrka", as below

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