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Italy
Concordio and Senzia
Langobard
Chiesa di San Salvatore
Basilica of San Salvatore
Longobard
spolia
Umbrien
Perugia
Spoleto
Lombard
UNESCO World Heritage
Umbria
Monasterium Sancti Concordii


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Spoleto - San Salvatore

Spoleto - San Salvatore
San Salvatore" was erected (on the ruins of a Roman villa) over the tombs of the martyrs Concordio and Senzia. Within the early 9th century, when the Longobard dukes ruled here, the church changed the dedication to San Salvatore, though the neighbouring monastery remained the "Monasterium Sancti Concordii".

San Salvatore has a basilica design with a nave and two aisles and an apse. All columns and capitals here are spolia, taken from Roman ruins and reused. Some must have been damaged already, when they reached the construction site of San Salvatore.

In 2011 the Chiesa di San Salvatore earned UNESCO World Heritage site protection as part of the serial "Longobards in Italy. Places of Power 568 – 774 A.D" list.

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