Rome early Christian Churches: St. John Lateran, Holy Cross of Jerusalem, Porta Maggiore

Early Rome Christian churches, monuments and sights near Monti-Esquiline

St John Lateran
St. John Lateran (San Giovanni) basilica, the facade, and the squqre
Interior:the canopy (baldaquin)


The amazing coffered ceiling
The mosaic if the apse

The wonderful mosaic in the apse shows Jesus while the apostles are in the foreground. Many popes are buried in the basilica.



















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