Friday, 18 January 2013

788 IT - Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna (1996)

Brief Description

"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."


"5世纪时拉文纳是罗马帝国的所在地,后来一直到8世 纪它又成为拜占庭意大利的所在地。城中拥有独特的早期基督教马赛克藏品以及建筑。所有的8座建筑普拉西狄亚陵墓、尼奥尼安洗礼堂、圣阿波利纳雷诺沃基督教 堂、阿里亚诺洗礼堂、大主教礼拜堂、狄奥多里克陵墓、圣维塔莱教堂,克拉塞的圣阿波利纳雷基督教堂都是在5世纪到6世纪期间所建。所有的建筑都显示出了极 高的艺术水准,其中包含了希腊罗马传统、基督教的插图以及东西方风格的完美交融。"
Source UNESCO WH website

788-001     Mausoleum of Galla Placida
788-002     Church of St. Vitale
788-003     Neonian Baptistry
788-004     Archiepiscopal Chapel
788-005     Basilica of St. Apollinaire Nuovo
788-006     Arian Baptistry
788-007     Mauseoleum of Theodoric
788-008     Basilica of St. Apollinare in Classe
Courtesy of Maggie from USA
788-002 Church of St. Vitale
Courtesy of runningalarm from postcrossing
788-005 Basilica of St. Apollinaire Nuovo Ravena
Courtesy of Luca from Italy
788-007 Mauseoleum of Theodoric

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