Happy winter holidays!

I would like to wish, to all my readers and those interested in my work at Historic Houses of Romania – Case de Epoca, a very happy winter holidays season, with this early Christian mosaic of the three Magi, represented in Persian attire, embellishing the basilica of King Theodoric, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, in Ravenna, and created sometimes in the 6th century of our era. I photographed the mosaic during my recent study trip to that marvelous town, a former capital of the Western Roman Empire, then the capital of the Ostrogothic Kingdom of Theodoric, followed by the seminal period of the Ravenna Exarchate of the Eastern Roman Empire, also known nowadays as Byzantium, all unfurled between the 5th and the 8th centuries.

The Three Magi mosaic, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, 6th century our era

One thought on “Happy winter holidays!

  • Thanks very much Valentin, I wish you too a very happy holiday & look forward to joining you on further 2018 tours!

    Mike & Mihaela

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