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#2585: View from West with People

Photo 2585: View from West with People - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2585
Credit
Title
View from West with People
Caption
West exterior of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, with visitors showing its scale. (For a similar view without people, see image xti_6508b.jpg.) The mausoleum has sunk 4.5 feet into the ground sinc its construction in c.430 AD. Shaped like a Greek cross and covered with magnificent Byzantine mosaics inside, it was probably built as an oratory rather than a mausoleum. Galla Placidia, a powerful Roman empress, was never buried here but probably commissioned the building.
Geotag
44.420973° N, 12.197061° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
100