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Again a picture out of my archive.

I have a little cropped you can see the original as second picture.

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The belfry was the symbol for the autonomy and independence of the city of Ghent. Its construction started in 1313. The belfry had different functions.
Repository privileges
Since 1402 the town privileges were kept in a suitcase in the secretion of the belfry. The dragon, which since 1377 on the tower, not only kept the city in the holes, but was also the symbolic treasures guardian of the belfry. In 1539 all the privileges were transferred to the Court of Lille. Only in 1578, reduced by the Calvinist regime and at the height of the struggle against Philip II, they were to Ghent and stored in the town hall. The secretions from 1633 was still only used for storing the archives of St Michael's Guild.

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