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#2586: View from West

Photo 2586: View from West - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2586
Credit
Title
View from West
Caption
West exterior of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. It 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