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Battistero Lateranense, Rome

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  • In piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, behind the basilica, there is the particular baptistery; built by Constantine in the 4th century by the transformation from the nymphaeum of the Laterani. It was one of the two existing Baptisteries in Rome at the dawn of Christianity; the other was to the Vatican. Unique octagonal shape, as well as its internal structure.
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  • Is probably one of the first examples of Christian architecture with a central plan and the oldest monumental, the octagonal Baptistery represents the day of the resurrection.
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  • Next to the famous Basilica of St. John in Lateran we see a small, octagonal building with dark red Roman brick-it laterańskie the baptistery, only over the centuries, the place where the baptize to the Romans. It seems it was founded on the site of the old term, has an oval shape and built them from the times of Constantine, from 314-320. Inside was one large swimming pool baptismal to which water wlewała by silver. The swimming pool is surrounded by the porfirowe column with subtitles on this sacrament, above columns are smaller with white marble. In the Middle stands an urn of green basalt used in the chrztach. In the pavement we'll see coat of arms of the Barberini (m.in. Pope Urban VIII, who had a lot of merit for art and artists). There are still beautiful, full of monuments of side chapels-a word worth a go, and read what we watch.
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