Exterior of the Syracuse Cathedral--page 4 (of 5 pages)

Temple of Athena, erected in 480 BCE by Gelon, forms the basis of the church built by Byzantine Christians.
Later constructions include side chapels on the south, narthex and Baroque facade (1728-54)
Andrea Palma


Side portal with grotesque ornament


Marble statues of St. Peter (left) and St. Paul (center and right) flanking the steps by Ignazio Marabitti

Continue to page 5--the narthex.

Works Consulted or Quoted: Grady, Ellen. Sicily [Blue Guide]. New York: Norton, 2006.

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