60 Rare Historical Photos That You Probably Haven't Seen Before

Uncategorized | January 16, 2019

U.S. soldier tries on the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire that was previously worn by every emperor between the 10th and the 19th century. (1945)

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This soldier is living it up. This soldier is wearing the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire. It was previous the hoop crown of the Holy Roman Emperor from the 11th century to 1806; this era was the end of the Holy Roman Empire. The crown was previously used in the coronation of the King of the Romans, and was constructed with eight hinged plates. This soldier is trying it on after the World War II conquest of the city of Nuremberg in 1945. The crown is currently kept in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria. Seldom do people now get to try it on.

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