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#2687: Central Tower

Photo 2687: Central Tower - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2687
Credit
Title
Central Tower
Caption
The central tower of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, viewed from southeast in morning light. 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 40D
ISO
100