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#3033: Nave Looking Northeast

Photo 3033: Nave Looking Northeast - Byzantine Church, Paestum

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Photo ID
3033
Credit
Title
Nave Looking Northeast
Caption
Paestum was Christianized by the 5th century and became the seat of a bishop. Its modestly-sized cathedral was built shortly thereafter, incorporating ancient stones and columns from the ruined city. Paestum was abandoned by the 9th century due to malaria and invaders, with a new settlement (Capaccio) established on higher ground a few kilometers away. The church was restored in the 18th and 20th centuries and is in active use today.
Geotag
40.424013° N, 15.007399° E
Uploaded
December 2, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
1000