The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
 
 

Durham Cathedral

Detail of the intersecting arches in the nave at Durham Cathedral, circa 1100. The similarity of these arches to those in other buildings in Spain is testament to the cross-cultural influences that shaped medieval architecture, sometimes through the movement of craftsmen, at other times, because people travelled and returned home inspired by what they saw abroad.

Detail of the intersecting arches in the nave at Durham Cathedral, circa 1100.

The similarity of these arches to those in other buildings in Spain is testament to the cross-cultural influences that shaped medieval architecture, sometimes through the movement of craftsmen, at other times, because people travelled and returned home inspired by what they saw abroad.

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