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High Middle Ages

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High Middle Ages

Churches and fortifications of Byzantine Sardinia

In the absence of documentary sources, it can be assumed that Sardinia shared only in part the profound political, social and economic crisis, which the Roman Empire faced starting from the third century AD.

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Late Antique Architecture
Archaeological excavations in various areas of coastal cities characterized by a long urban history have brought to light churches with a longitudinal structure and baptisteries, which do not seem to have existed before...
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Byzantine architecture
Within the religious architecture of Byzantine Sardinia, three main groups of buildings are distinguished. The first includes three large churches with a domed cruciform plan, built between the 6th and 7th centurie...
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Saint John of Sinis
To testify to the great vitality of Justinian architecture and at the same time to the variety of possible derivatives from Constantinopolitan models, there are also the differences between the three major cruciform dome...
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Castro Castle
Abbot Vittorio Angius in 1841 describes at the entrance of Sant'Antioco, a short distance from the Roman bridge, the ruins of a fortress that no longer exist today: Castello Castro, destroyed at the end of the century to...
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Vandalic Age
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The late-antique fortifications
Between the middle of the 5th and the middle of the 6th century, Africa and Sardinia were closely and again involved in a common history. In the 5th century, the Vandals, coming from Spain, crossed the Strait of Gibralta...
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Cristiana e medievale
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The catacombs of Sant'Antioco
In the collective imagination, the first centuries of Christianity are often connected with a specific place: the catacombs. It has long been believed that these underground spaces were chosen by the first Christians to...
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