The building on the religious is sponsored by a Greek banker, Julius Argentarius, in addition to the sticker price amounted to 26,000 solidi (silver items).

The building on the religious is sponsored by a Greek banker, Julius Argentarius, in addition to the sticker price amounted to 26,000 solidi (silver items).

The religious offers an octagonal plan and combines Roman properties (the dome, shape of entrances, and walked towers) with Byzantine items (a polygonal apse, capitals , and narrow stones). The church are most well-known for the useful Byzantine mosaics they include largest and best kept mosaics outside of Constantinople.

The crucial section is actually flanked by two superposed ambulatories, or dealt with passages around a cloister.

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