Old St. Peter's, Visigoths and a Henry

St. Peter's Basilica in Rome isn't nearly as old as it looks.

John Goldicutt's 'View in Rome,' watercolor over pencil. (1820) Huntington Library Art Collections, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.Architects in ancient Rome often covered large interior spaces with barrel vaults and semicircular arches, although they hadn't invented either....

...Today I'll be taking a quick look at a famous Roman architect, Vitruvius, and then recap what happened during the half-dozen centuries after Emperor Constantine signed off on building the first St. Peter's basilica....

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