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#2689: North Facade

Photo 2689: North Facade - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2689
Credit
Title
North Facade
Caption
North facade and entrance of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, with a glimpse of San Vitale in the background. 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