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ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - Facade of the cathedral of Pisa, begun 1063. The cathedral (Duomo) of Pisa was founded in 1063 after the victory of the Pisan fleet over the Saracens near Palermo. Stylistically it was a variation of the Mediterranean basilica plan with influence from Near Eastern architecture. The building has also Lombard overtones, especially in the facade with its four registers of freestanding gallery work.

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - Facade of the cathedral of Pisa, begun 1063. The cathedral (Duomo) of Pisa was founded in 1063 after the victory of the Pisan fleet over the Saracens near Palermo. Stylistically it was a variation of the Mediterranean basilica plan with influence from Near Eastern architecture. The building has also Lombard overtones, especially in the facade with its four registers of freestanding gallery work.

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy -  Basilica of San Zeno, Verona, Italy, (1123 onwards) The little arched colonnades below the eaves became characteristics of Lombardo-Rhenish in the northern Italy.

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - Basilica of San Zeno, Verona, Italy, (1123 onwards) The little arched colonnades below the eaves became characteristics of Lombardo-Rhenish in the northern Italy.

Vatican Secret Archives in Rome which relate to Henry VIII, Galileo, Martin Luther, Mary Queen of Scots, the Borgias, and more. A Who's Who of History.

Galileo's heresy trial and Henry VIII's divorce plea: Vatican Secret Archives on display

Vatican Secret Archives in Rome which relate to Henry VIII, Galileo, Martin Luther, Mary Queen of Scots, the Borgias, and more. A Who's Who of History.

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, England - West front of Ely cathedral (1080 to c. 1250).

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, England - West front of Ely cathedral (1080 to c. 1250).

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - The Cathedral of Piacenza, 1122-58. The Facade has typical of Lombardo-Rhenish style.

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - The Cathedral of Piacenza, 1122-58. The Facade has typical of Lombardo-Rhenish style.

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - Cathedral of Pisa, begun 1063 The churches of Tuscan Romanesque  were more decorated and artistic in design than the Lombard. The cathedral of Pisa has a typical Tuscan Romanesque basilica plan, a double-aisled nave is intersected by a transept formed by two single-aisles minor basilicas, each with its own apse and an elliptical dome over the crossing which is added later.

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE, Italy - Cathedral of Pisa, begun 1063 The churches of Tuscan Romanesque were more decorated and artistic in design than the Lombard. The cathedral of Pisa has a typical Tuscan Romanesque basilica plan, a double-aisled nave is intersected by a transept formed by two single-aisles minor basilicas, each with its own apse and an elliptical dome over the crossing which is added later.

LATE GOTHIC, Germany - Braunschweig Town Hall, C. 1302.

LATE GOTHIC, Germany - Braunschweig Town Hall, C. 1302.

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