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The Church of Santa Constanta was previously a mausoleum built by Constantine the Great in the IV century for the repose of his daughter Constantine. Subsequently, Constanta was canonized, and therefore the mausoleum was turned into a temple dedicated to her name.
In 1620, during the ongoing restoration work, a massive porphyry sarcophagus was moved to the Vatican Museum of Pius -Clement, to the papal collection of antiquities. Today the main treasures of the church are mosaics from the 4th century.
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