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Basilica of Constantine, Trier


Carole Raddato
published on 17 January 2021
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The Basilica of Constantine (Aula Palatina) in Trier (Germany) was built around 310 CE by Constantine I (r. 306-337 CE) as the reception and throne room of the imperial palace . With an interior 67 metres (219 ft) long and 33 metres (108 ft) high, this brick-built basilica is the largest single-room Roman structure still in existence. Originally, the basilica was part of a larger palace complex with other smaller buildings attached to it.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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