Creation of the World mosaic by Raphael

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, March 30, 2009

Situated in the Piazza del Popolo, the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo stands on the site of a church built first in 1099. Its reconstruction was completed in 1477. The church’s dome holds Creation of the World, a series of mosaics by Raphael.

Related blog: "On the road: Galileo's Italy, Day Two," by David J. Eicher, Editor 

Photo credit: David J. Eicher 

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