Himmlisches Jerusalem in Hildesheim
St. Michael und das Geheimnis der sakralen Mathematik vor 1000 Jahren
1. Edition 2009
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
A thousand years ago, in 1010, the foundation stone of St. Michael was laid in Hildesheim. The church is an architectural wonder and a theological and political symbol: the celestial Jerusalem on earth and the first realm-church of the nascent German Realm. Through carefully surveying and mapping its polygonal structure, the authors have brought to light the architectural secrets of the church. Their new discoveries will cause a sensation in the history of ecclesiastical architecture.