(active 12th century in Bologna)

Interior view

12th century
Santo Stefano, Bologna

The basilica of Santo Stefano encompasses a complex of religious edifices in the city of Bologna. It includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which, accordong to tradition, was built over a temple of the goddess Isis by St Petronius, a bishop of the city during the 5th century. (It was rebuilt in the 12th century.) This churchis a deliberate evocation of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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