"with the aid of whose all-seeing eyes I first saw the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and San Vitale"
Basilica of San Vitale
GNU Free Documentation LicenseBasilica of San Vitale - Credit: Madaki, Wikimedia Commons
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
GNU Free Documentation LicenseMausoleum of Galla Placidia - Credit: Gunther Hissler, Wikimedia Commons

The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (c.430) and the Basilica of San Vitale (548) are two of the early Christian monuments at Ravenna.

They have both been designated World Heritage Sites. Their rather mundane exteriors belie the beauty of some of their internal art work.

 

 

 

 

The 'Good Shepherd Mosaic' in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
Public DomainThe 'Good Shepherd Mosaic' in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia - Credit: unknown