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Råsted Church was built of limestone in the 12th century. The church is richly decorated outside with arches and columns. When the church was restored in 1936, murals were found on the church walls that dated back to the end of the 12th century. These were whitewashed…

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Faith lift reveals theatre murals

Time / Periode 1100 1200
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The murals at Råsted were inspired by ecclesiastical plays staged on Christian festivals. Often they are very detailed descriptions, such as one of the murals that show a Christmas nativity scene. The Three Wise Kings are following a star gliding along a string across the heavens above the church choir to Herod, who is sitting on his throne with a sword. Herod wants to praise the baby Jesus but the kings smell a rat and disappear without saying where the baby is to be found. At this point in the play, a figure enters who is not in the Bible: A soldier, who steps forward and suggests that all newborn baby boys should be killed. Herod hands his sword to the soldier with the words let them die by the sword". "

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Faith lift reveals theatre murals

The murals at Råsted were inspired by ecclesiastical plays staged on Christian festivals. Often…