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Euro18: the Imperial vault

The Habsburg rulers from many previous centuries are all buried in the same vault at the Capuchin Church in Vienna.

On Tuesday, I visited the site.  Empress Maria Theresa’s tomb is the most grand and glorious, of course.

Look closely for the spider web on her nose.

And compare the crown in the hand of death with the Holy Roman Empire crown:

I can’t tell if this is tears on her cheek, or warts.

And while not the last of the line, certainly the last of the great ones: