Sulsted Church, located in Sulsted, a small Danish town in northern Jutland, just north of Aalborg, was constructed c. 1150-1200 and features a large number of frescos or kalkmalerier, all created in 1548 by Hans Maler from Randers. Unlike other frescos in Danish churches, Sulsted's murals were not concealed with limewash after the Reformation and have survived to this day. The frescos, which decorate the ceiling of the nave, depict the life of Jesus starting with his birth in the first section at the west end of the nave, continue with the beginning of his passion in the second or central section and end with his death on the cross in the third most easterly section. Those in the choir are of other New Testament images related to the creed and to the Virgin Mary.

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Founded: 1150-1200
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Arne Forslund (4 months ago)
kurt havn eriksen (4 months ago)
Kirke der ligger i ud kanten af Hammer bakker
Ian and Hanne Baker (12 months ago)
Max Jessen (15 months ago)
Også en kitke
Lise Elgård Rasmussen (2 years ago)
Meget smuk sognekirke beliggende i Hammer Bakker. Indvendigt er kirken rigt dekoreret med kalkmalerier af det nye testamente. Kirkens p-plads er et godt udgangspunkt for en vandre- eller cykeltur i skoven
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