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#2588: View from West

Photo 2588: View from West - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2588
Credit
Title
View from West
Caption
Detail of the west exterior of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. The small brick structure dates from around 430 AD, making it one of the oldest monuments in Ravenna. 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