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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.

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  • Baptistry of Neon at Ravenna (AD 300 - AD 640)

church, monastery


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: 08 March 2021]

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