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Bayeux Tapestry replica makes brief appearance at University of North Georgia
A French language class at the University of North Georgia visit the university’s newest art acquisition Friday morning. The 224-foot tapestry is a hand-painted, full-size replica of its original, which depicts historic events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. The original, created in the 1070s, is an embroidered tapestry and considered a masterpiece of Medieval art.
If walls could talk, those of the University of North Georgia’s dining hall banquet room would have had a lot to say Friday afternoon. The world’s only full size, hand-painted replica of the Bayeux Tapestry was on display at the university’s Dahlonega campus. The 224-foot tapestry covered the walls of the entire room and was donated to UNG last year by E.D. Wheeler, a retired judge and former dean at Oglethorpe University.