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#3154: Roman Mosaic Pavement: Sun Discs

Photo 3154: Roman Mosaic Pavement: Sun Discs - Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey

Photo Details

Photo ID
3154
Credit
Title
Roman Mosaic Pavement: Sun Discs
Caption
Detail of sun discs, some with porphyry, on the intricate pavement of the sanctuary (or presbytery) in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey. The mosaic floor in polychrome marble is the oldest object in the church: dating from the 4th or 5th century during the Roman period. It was installed in the previous abbey church around 1000 and preserved in the present church.
Geotag
47.809538° N, 2.305874° E
Uploaded
December 4, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800