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Friday, December 29, 2023

More of the basilica

In the 6th century the original wooden church on the site was in ruins, and the Emperor Justinian had it torn down and replaced with a magnificent six-domed basilica, modeled after the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. The wall and columns on the right are reconstruction, of course, but I especially love the marble on the columns. Obviously, you build with what you have—no one said, “Oh, I'm sick of all that white marble everywhere, let's have some fun!"

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