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English: Impression of Pope Sylvester II, born Gerbert d'Aurillac. Along the nave of the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura), there are mosaics of all the popes, from Peter to Benedict XVI. This image is a reproduction of the depiction of Pope Sylvester II
Date 1832
Author Unknown
Roma-sanpaolo3.jpg This image is a faithful representation of an icon inside the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls: the author(s) is unknown and the image itself is centuries old. As such it falls in the public domain. See for documentation
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