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Emperor Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, ordered to build a basilica on Vatican Hill. The location was symbolic: this was the place where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, was buried in 64 A.D. A small shrine already existed on the site but it was now replaced by a new building church was completed around 349 A.D.

In the middle of the 15th century, the basilica was falling into ruin and pope Nicolas V ordered the restoration and enlargement of the church after plans by Bernardo Rossellino. After Nicolas V died, works were halted. In 1506 pope Julius II laid the first stone of a new basilica which was to become the largest in the world.

Julius II appointed Donato Bramante as the chief architect of the new Basilica. In 1547 Michelangelo succeeded Bramante. He designed the imposing dome and altered some of the original plans. Michelangelo died in 1624, two years before the completion of the dome. The St. Peter's basilica was dedicated by pope Urban VIII in 1626. Ever since, this church has been the center of Christianity, drawing pilgrims from all over the world.

from http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/sanpietro.htm

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  • Copyright: Laura Mogos (LLaura) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 29 N: 53] (328)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2006-01-02
  • Categories: 建築
  • Camera: Canon Powershot
  • Exposure:f/2.8, 1/2 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2006-02-09 7:44
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