Mausoleum of Galla Placidia Ravenna, Italy c. 430
This mausoleum was built for one of the most powerful women in western history, although she was probably never buried here. It is filled with splendid Byzantine mosaics and marble tombs from the early 5th century.
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- Mausoleum of Galla PlacidiaMausoleo di Galla PlacidiaOratory of Galla Placidia
- 44.420973° N, 12.197061° E
- main dates
- 430 constructed
- Via degli Ariani
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Ravishing RavennaPosted May 10, 2008 by Holly Hayes Part of: The Great European Road Trip
Byzantine Empress Theodora in the Basilica di San Vitale Ravenna is wonderful. We are here for two nights to see its ancient churches and Byzantine mosaics, which are considered the best in the world. I've been pretty excited about this stop, and I'm happy to say it has entirely lived up to my expectations. In the…
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