Galileo's tomb

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, March 30, 2009

Located in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Galileo’s tomb celebrates the renowned scientist. After his death in 1642, Galileo was entombed in a small room in the rear of the building due to a protest from Pope Urban VIII, who refused his entombment in the main part of the basilica. Nearly a century later, in 1737, Galileo was moved to a prominent location within the church.

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

Photo credit: David J. Eicher 

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