Queen Edith’s Tomb

Date: c. 947

Place of Production: Germany

Description: Edith was originally buried in the monastery of St Maurice in Magdeburg, which was converted into Magdeburg Cathedral. In 2008, the 16th-century stone sarcophagus in Magdeburg Cathedral was opened and a lead coffin found with Edith’s body inside.

Held at: Magdeburg Cathedral

Image in Public Domain.

For more, see H. Meller, W.Schenkluhn, W and B.E.H Schmuhl, (eds.) Königin Editha und ihre Grablegen in Magdeburg. Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen, 2012.