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#2590: View from Southwest

Photo 2590: View from Southwest - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2590
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Title
View from Southwest
Caption
View from southwest of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. The small brick structure dates from around 430 AD, making it one of the oldest monuments in Ravenna. It has sunk 4.5 feet since its construction. Shaped like a Latin 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 40D
ISO
100