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Archiepiscopal Museum, Ravenna
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One of Ravenna's eight early Christian monuments recognized as a World Heritage Site, Archiepiscopal Museum occupies the second floor of a former bishop's palace. The oldest surviving private Christian oratory, the chapel is best known for its tapestry-like mosaics, likely created around 500 CE. While only a portion of the mosaics from the lower walls remains, the chapel vaults are lined with them. Parts of other walls contain images painted by artist Lucca Longhi, who worked here in the 16th century. Look for the mosaic depicting Jesus dressed as a victorious warrior and carrying his cross as a battering ram. Using our online itinerary creator, Ravenna attractions like Archiepiscopal Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • the combined ticket is required, costs 9.50 euros and gives you access to 5 sites. The Museum you visit straight from the Neon. Only one of the sites where it is forbidden to take pictures.
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  • A comprehensive display of artifacts but without a thread or narrative to provide a continuity of the history. 
  • This museum is a little gem contains several objects very interesting for processes that they have, I quote a small throne decorated with ivory panels that drives me crazy. Of great interest is the ceiling mosaic in the private chapel
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  • Very disappointing and small collection with a rude staff to add to your dissatisfaction.
  • The ivory throne, alone justifies a visit. Not to be missed. Falls within the circuit of the mosaics of Ravenna.
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  • Great ivory throne
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  • Fantastic!... Parts breathtaking, a presentation easy and full of flavor. The discovery of a whole art of stone and ivory, allowing us to tap the splendor of late Antiquity. A must-see!
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  • Very nice
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