Mausoleum Galla Placida, Ravenna

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    Mausoleum di Galla Placida,...

    by CarolynShort Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Mausoleum di Galla Placida, San Vitale, San Apollinere in Classe and Nuovo.

    Fondest memory: Watching a 'horse-whipping to music' contest in the main square one evening!

    And sitting outside the cafe's all afternoon sipping wine or fresh peach juice cocktails.

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    Outside from Basilica of S....

    by Aisha Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Outside from Basilica of S. Vitale you can find the Galla Placidia’s mausoleum. It’s simple outside but if you go inside you can see some wonderfoul mosaics with a nocturnal life and some fantastics decorations in gold.

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    Mausoleum of Galla Placidia



    Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
    Galla Placidia (386-452), the sister of Honorius, the Roman Emperor who moved the Postal Codeital of the western empire from Milan to Ravenna, built this little Latin cross plan Mausoleum around 425-450. It is famous today for the splendour of its mosaics. The exterior is very sober, contrasting with the magnificence of the interior decoration, the most ancient in Ravenna. Mosaics cover the walls of the vault, the lunettes and the cupola. The iconographic themes developed in the decorations represent the victory of life over death, in accordance with the funereal character of the building.

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