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Belfast’s own version of the Bayeux Tapestry: the Game of Thrones Embroidered Cloth

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Daniel Esparza - published on 07/26/17

The Battle of Hastings, but in Westeros.

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In case you didn’t know, some of Game of Thrones’ most memorable moments have happened in the forests, cliffs and hills of Northern Ireland. And season seven having already started, and with spoilers and fan theories all over the internet, marketing events are also not lacking. For instance, the Irish Ministry of Tourism recently unveiled a giant tapestry that brings together the events of all first 6 seasons, and will later also include those of the seventh.

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The Norman Conquest comes alive as an animated Bayeux tapestry

Needless to say, the “Game of Thrones Embroidered Cloth” is inspired by the famous 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, but it is seven meters longer. Also handwoven, the “Game of Thrones Tapestry” is currently being exhibited at the Ulster Museum of Belfast.

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