Sunday, July 28, 2013

ITALY - Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

"Ravenna was the seat of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and then of Byzantine Italy until the 8th century. It has a unique collection of early Christian mosaics and monuments. All eight buildings – the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Neonian Baptistery, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, the Arian Baptistery, the Archiepiscopal Chapel, the Mausoleum of Theodoric, the Church of San Vitale and the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe – were constructed in the 5th and 6th centuries. They show great artistic skill, including a wonderful blend of Graeco-Roman tradition, Christian iconography and oriental and Western styles." -

Postcard 1

Thank you so much Rita for this card which shows all 8 buildings!

Postcard 2: Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo

General view of left wall

An official postcrossing card from Didier of France...
Thank you so much Didier for sharing with me this Italian UNESCO card! :)

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