In 1066, William the Bastard (Duke of Normandy) sailed to England to claim the Throne of England from Harald ( who had promised William that he would honor William’s right to king- but then didn’t)
William won, and became William the Conqueror. In Bayeux, a 70 meter (that’s over 210 feet) tapestry was created to celebrate the saga (and it is quite the story).
Everyone was illiterate, so the Tapestry was used to convey the tale, and hung in the cathedral every year.
It is an artistic treasure. Here is a photo of a reproduction section (from the gift shop)
For such a relic to have survived 950 – through so many wars and pillages) again just blows me away.