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San Vitale (530-547), mosaici dell'area presbiteriale di destra. Nella lunetta, i sacrifici di Abele e Melchisedec.

Ravenna, byzantine mosaics in San Vitale church

Ravenna & its Early Christian Monuments (UNESCO, 1000 Places) - Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Ravenna & its Early Christian Monuments (UNESCO, 1000 Places) - Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Be Dazzled by the Mosaics in Ravenna    The brilliance of the mosaics glittering within Byzantine churches and monuments is especially touching because the heavenly and earthly scenes are so painstakingly and sincerely rendered -- a last hurrah before Europe slipped into the Dark Ages.     Photo Caption: Sant'Apollinare's apse mosaics depict the eponymous saint, Ravenna's first bishop.    Photo by Riccardo De Luca

Be Dazzled by the Mosaics in Ravenna The brilliance of the mosaics glittering…

Archangel Gabriel mosaic, Chora church (Byzantine era), Istanbul

Archangel Gabriel, mosaic, south side of the bema of the apse, Hagia Sophia, nineth century.

This mosaic in Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna has had images of the Arian king, Theoderic, and his court removed. However, on some columns their hands remain.

Love the arm wrapping around the column. Sant'Apollinare Nuovo - Ravenna, Italy (Pinner's note: Several mosaics depicted on this page!

Ravenna mosaics Mausoleum of Galla Placidia Via Argentario, 22

Ravenna mosaics

Ravenna mosaics Mausoleum of Galla Placidia Via Argentario, 22

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