A "normal" church was quickly build in 40 years, a cathedral could be up to 140 years of construction.It's a strange fact, that building cathedrals took so long, an apprentice starting at the foundation level would probably expect his grandchildren to be retired before it was completed
Another snippet, how many people are buried in an average church graveyard?A "normal" church was quickly build in 40 years, a cathedral could be up to 140 years of construction.
Dont forget the had not the tools we have right now.
A average bricklayer does a 1000 stones at a day in 8 hours, but everything need to be prepared and no old fashion stuff or carving/cutting.
What about digging out canals....complete army of city people where digging for decades, incl woman and children, minimum age was 5!
Yes you could earn a lifetime income, if everything went all right...or go begging for a dry peace of loaf
The big church in Hoorn in the Netherlands toke 55 years to complete.
Just some facts/history lesson
Dont forget the church fence, graveyard, outside house and confession building outside the church for the poor people.
With best regards Igor
that is calculable.Another snippet, how many people are buried in an average church graveyard?
Exactly Igor, the graves you see in top are a very small percentage of the actual burials that are there. Nowadays people say the graveyard is full, but in past times, they just kept burying people on top of existing body's.In the Netherlands it depends on the size of the village or city and for how long you paid and if you where important.
In our village we have a church that holds graves from 1400, the familial members where just put on top of them "stacking".
In the graveyards also depends on how long you pay for.
In most dutch graveyards after your time is up, they would indeed recycle the place.
Inside the church you bought your place,it is yours.
Remember i am talking about my own country.
Most very old village graveyards holds 500 graves for a small village(100-500 inhabitants), big village a ~1500.
Some city's hold graveyards upto 15.000 graves.
In Poland there are graveyards upto 500.000 graves.
In my opinion the best ones for in a scenery are the small village graveyards with some family graves( small houses on the graveyard)
Those family houses have a different story....
The family pays upfront for a spot, if the last one is dead, and the next 100 years nothing will happen,then it is recycled...or they bought it...
"For now is the winter of our discount tents"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed,