Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The tapestry itself is a long piece of embroidered cloth, 20 inches high and 230 feet long. It is divided into thirteen sections, and recounts the events leading up to William the Conqueror's invasion of England in 1066.
The original tapestry, believed to have been made in the 1070s, is currently on exhibit in Bayeux, Normandy, France. A full-size replica of the tapestry, made in 1886, is on exhibit at the Museum of Reading, in Reading, Berkshire, England.
See also the Bayeux Tapestry and The Battle of Hastings on Wikipedia.