Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Dutch's Tuesday Photo Challenge - ANCIENT

May 2019 - Rome Italy

The Basilica of Saint Sylvester the First, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and titular church in Rome dedicated to Pope Saint Sylvester I. 

It was built in the 8th century as a shrine for the relics of the saints and martyrs from the Catacombs.

The basilica is also famous for a relic, a fragment of a head purported to be that of Saint John the Baptist, kept in a chapel to the left of the entrance.


  1. That admittedly I've always found weird- the keeping of a bone for some religious value. I like the look of the place though.

  2. I love these old architectures. Thanks for sharing...


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