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Aachen Cathedral built during the reign of Charlemagne (r. 800–814)
It's worth noting that only the westwork and domed octagonal building -- the palatine chapel (current roof added later) -- were actually built during the 9th century. The rest of the Cathedral is late medieval, dating mostly to the 14th. The original Carolingian building (left) was essentially a modified copy of Justinian's Church of San Vitale in Ravenna (right):



A reconstruction of the original palace complex, including the Palatine Chapel (right):

 

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