The Tomb Of Saint Augustine of Hippo

The Tomb Of Saint Augustine of Hippo. Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro, Pavia, Italy.

Even though I live literally a stone’s throw from this place, I hadn’t been there since many years ago. Went in today and the church was empty; probably nobody noticed me as I put my tripod down and shot seven exposures that I later merged to HDR.

Around 720, his remains were translated again by Peter, bishop of Pavia and uncle of the Lombard king Liutprand, to the church of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro, in order to save them from frequent coastal raids by Muslims. In January 1327, Pope John XXII issued the papal bull Veneranda Santorum Patrum, in which he appointed the Augustinians guardians of the tomb of Augustine, which was remade in 1362 and elaborately carved with bas-reliefs of scenes from Augustine’s life.

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