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View of the Scaliger Tombs. In the foreground View of the Scaliger Tombs. In the foreground the tomb of Cansignorio Mastino II and that of Mastino II behind.
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The original statue of "Cangrande I, now replaced by a copy

The Scaliger Tombs (Italian: Arche scaligere) is a group of five "Gothic funerary monuments in "Verona, "Italy, celebrating the "Scaliger family, who ruled in Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century.

The tombs are located in a court outside the church of "Santa Maria Antica, separated from the street by a wall with iron grilles. Built in "Gothic style, they are a series of tombs, mostly freestanding open "tabernacle-like structures rising high above the ground, with a "sarcophagus surmounted by an elaborate "baldachin, topped by a statue of the deceased, mounted and wearing armour. According to the French historian "Georges Duby, they are one of the most outstanding examples of Gothic art.

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The tombs are placed within an enclosure of "wrought iron grilles decorated with a stair motif, referring to the name of the della Scala family, meaning "of the stairs" in Italian. The stone pillars of the enclosure have statues of saints. The tombs are those of the following notable members of the Scaliger dynasty:

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"Coordinates: 45°26.61862′N 10°59.93565′E / 45.44364367°N 10.99892750°E / 45.44364367; 10.99892750

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