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"Basilica" of San Vitale

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Contributors: Noah Kaye
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Last modified Jul 07, 2016 09:21 AM History
A church (but not a basilica) in Ravenna, Italy, established by Bishop Ecclesius in 526 AD and consecrated ca. 547 AD.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • "Basilica" of San Vitale at Ravenna (AD 300 - AD 640)

church, church, monastery


Apse contains famous mosaics portraits of Justinian I and Theodora.

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

Coordinates verified in Google Earth at an eye altitude of 219m.

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Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott, and Noah Kaye, '"Basilica" of San Vitale: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <> [accessed: 07 July 2020]

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