and an obelisk built by Thuthmose IV (ca. 1400 BC), then transported to the Circus Maximus and finally relocated here
The interior decorated from ceiling to floor.
|The dome above the apse|
|This looks almost lime a museum display, but is actually a detail from the ceiling near the altar.|
|Another detail — it is not easy to take a square shot looking straight up.|
And here is view of the whole ceiling above the nave.
The walls — marble everywhere!
The church was empty and we could enjoy the floor which had a variety of simple tessellations that produce a 3-D illusion that the mind can interpret in different ways. Here is one
The church is attached to to a cloister, which as always has a peaceful beauty:
Notice the variety in the columns
Earlier remains on display: