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The Combined Cathedral Foundations of Merseburg and Naumburg and the collegiate chapter of Zeitz were able to purchase a fragment from the chronicle of Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg (975/976-1018) at auction last December with the help of the Kulturstiftung der Länder, the state of Saxony-Anhalt and private donors.
In Merseburg Imperial Cathedral, 2022 was a successful year between anniversaries. In the Zeitz Abbey Library, a sustainable literature programme was established last year. And at Naumburg Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitor numbers continued to rise.
Counterstatement by the Combined Cathedral Chapter on the research results of ICOMOS Germany on the Naumburg Cranach Triegel Retable
In preparation for the printing of the results of the scientific colloquium of the Combined Cathedral Foundations in November 2022, the authors Dr Holger Kunde and Dr Matthias Ludwig have published their contribution "Der Marienaltar im Westchor des Naumburger Domes und seine Altarflügel von Lucas Cranach dem Älteren. A critical source study" published in advance on the Foundation's homepage.
On 24 November 2022, more than 70 participants discussed the Triegel- Cranach retable with renowned experts from science, monument conservation, church and culture in the Marienkirche am Dom as part of the colloquium: "Ecclesiastical use and monument conservation - a contradiction?
Following the completion of work on the façade restoration of the east choir of Naumburg Cathedral, restoration work has also begun on the façade of the west choir as a next step.