Mausoleum of Galla Placidia World Heritage Site

Mausoleum in Ravenna, Italy

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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
LocationRavenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Part ofEarly Christian Monuments of Ravenna
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
Reference788-001
Inscription1996 (20th session)
Area0.01 ha (0.025 acres)
Buffer zone4.5 ha (11 acres)
Websitehttps://www.ravennamosaici.it/en/mausoleum-of-galla-placidia/
CoordinatesCoordinates: 44°25′16″N 12°11′49″E / 44.42111°N 12.19694°E / 44.42111; 12.19694
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is located in Emilia-Romagna
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Location of Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Emilia-Romagna
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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is located in Italy
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The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is a Late Antique Roman building in Ravenna, Italy, built between 425 and 450.[1] It was added to the World Heritage List together with seven other structures in Ravenna in 1996.[2] Despite its common name, the empress Galla Placidia was not buried in the building, a misconception dating from the thirteenth century;[3] she died in Rome and was buried there,[4] probably alongside Honorius in the Mausoleum of Honorius at Old Saint Peter's Basilica.[5]

  1. ^ Leatherbury, Sean V. (2018). "Ravenna, churches of". In Nicholson, Oliver (ed.). The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. 1. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acref/9780198662778.001.0001. ISBN 978-0-19-866277-8.
  2. ^ "Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna". UNESCO.
  3. ^ Schoolman, Edward M. (2016). Rediscovering Sainthood in Italy: Hagiography and the Late Antique Past in Medieval Ravenna. Springer. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-349-93225-2.
  4. ^ Ousterhout, Robert G. (2019). Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands. Oxford University Press. pp. 49–51. ISBN 978-0-19-027273-9.
  5. ^ Ulrich, Gehn (2018). "Tombs and Mausolea". In Nicholson, Oliver (ed.). The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. 1. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acref/9780198662778.001.0001. ISBN 978-0-19-866277-8.

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