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The Ambrosian Basilica is a church erected by St. Ambrose of Mediolana in 379-386 on the site where the burial place of early Christian martyrs was previously located.
Before the canonization of St. Ambrose the temple was called the 'Basilica of the Martyrs'. In 1099, the temple acquired its current appearance – Lombard-Romanesque style. On the right side of the building is the austere 'bell tower of monks', erected in the 9th century, on the left side' The 'bell tower of the canons', the construction of which began in 1144, and ended only in 1889.
Today the relics of Ambrose and the martyrs Protasius and Gervasius are kept in the church. Several kings of Italy were also buried in the church, including Louis II. The apse of the church was decorated with a mosaic of Pantokrator, donated by the 13th century.
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