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#2691: East Facade

Photo 2691: East Facade - Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

Photo Details

Photo ID
2691
Credit
Title
East Facade
Caption
East facade and tower of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia 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