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The martyrdom of St. Nicaise
Reims Cathedral stands on the ruins of ancient Gallo-Roman baths. At the beginning of the 5th century, Nicaise, 11th bishop of Reims, founded a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary on this area. When the Vandals invaded the city, he was taken prisoner and beheaded. Legend has it that he then picked up his head and walked to his tomb. On the portal of the saints in the tympanum of Reims Cathedral, St. Nicaise is depicted holding his head in his hands. Nicaise is also one of the patron saints of Reims, celebrated on 14 December. An Art Deco church in Reims, built in the 1920s, is dedicated to St. Nicaise.
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