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#3165: Sanctuary with Tomb of Philip I (d. 1108)

Photo 3165: Sanctuary with Tomb of Philip I (d. 1108) - Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey

Photo Details

Photo ID
3165
Date
2008-07-19
Location
Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey
Description
Effigy tomb of Philip I of France (d. 1108) in the 11th-century sanctuary of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey. King Philip was buried here in August 1108; the sanctuary had just been dedicated on March 21 of the same year. 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.
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
3888 x 2592 px
File Size
6.56 MB
ISO
800
Geotag
47.809538° N, 2.305874° E
Date Digitized
July 19, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 4, 2009
Credit
David Joyal