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Baptistry of Neon

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Contributors: Gabriel Moss
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Last modified Jun 30, 2016 08:50 PM History
An octagonal brick structure erected by Bishop Ursus (late fourth or early fifth century AD) as part of a Basilica (destroyed in 1734). Bishop Neon completed the baptistry at the end of the fifth century AD.

44.415617, 12.1973205

church, monastery (deprecated)


The Baptistry was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996.

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Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott, and Gabriel Moss, 'Baptistry of Neon: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <> [accessed: 19 April 2024]

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