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Pictures of The Basilica of Saint Apollinaire Nuovo Byzantine Roman Mosaics, Ravenna

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The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo was originally constructed as an Arian church by Theodoric the Great in the late 6th century. In 561 AD Emperor Justinian I reconsecrated the church as a Catholic Christian church and it is from this date that most of the Byzantine Roman mosaics date. Running along one side of the aisle is a continuous mosaics of a procession of 22 Virgins led by the Three Magi towards the Madonna and Child surrounded by four angels. This mosaic is beautiful in its...
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