Artist's reconstruction of the Mausoleum of Augustus(27 BC-14 AD) in Rome. -It was a tome built by the Roman Emperor, and many fates fell upon it. It was pillaged, and urns and ashes scattered. Even later it was used as fortification, but after a lost battle, it was abandoned, and thus became a ruin.
Sandro Botticelli: The Virgin and Child with Saint John and an Angel (1490, detail)
illustration of san-leo-e-maiolo
Italy, Emilia Romagna, Ravenna, Arian Baptistery, cupula, Baptism of Christ, mosaic, Early 6th century