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#2849: Nave Looking East

Photo 2849: Nave Looking East - San Giovanni Evangelista, Ravenna

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Photo ID
2849
Credit
Title
Nave Looking East
Caption
Nave of San Giovanni Evangelista in Ravenna, looking east to the apse. The basilica was built c.426-30 by Galla Placidia in fulfillment of a vow. It was badly damaged by bombs in 1944 but rebuilt to its original Byzantine form. Most of the columns and capitals are original. The triumphal arch and apse were once covered with important mosaics depicting the family of Theodosius and Galla Placidia being saved from the storm at sea, but they were tragically removed in the 16th century.
Geotag
44.418379° N, 12.205655° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
1600