Above, Christ in a mandorla blessing St Thomas a Beckett of Canterbury, 1117-70, Archbishop of Canterbury 1162-70, and below, his martyrdom, with the accusation, assassination and entombment. Christ enthroned and the martyrdom of St Thomas a Beckett, fresco, late 12th - early 13th centuries, from the apse of the Church of Santa Maria  or Church of St Mary, churches of Sant Pere, Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain. The Church of Santa Maria dates from the 6th century, with an 11th century nave and Romanesque frescoes. The Sant Pere complex consists of 2 churches (Sant Pere and Santa Maria) and a baptistery (Sant Miquel, following the Byzantine model. They were built close to the site of old Egara to be the seat of the Egara diocese, founded c. 450 AD. The buildings were completed in the 11th and 12th centuries in Romanesque style, on the site of pre-Romanesque buildings from the Visigothic period. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Above, Christ in a mandorla blessing St Thomas a Beckett of Canterbury, 1117-70, Archbishop of Canterbury 1162-70, and below, his martyrdom, with the accusation, assassination and entombment. Christ enthroned and the martyrdom of St Thomas a Beckett, fresco, late 12th - early 13th centuries, from the apse of the Church of Santa Maria or Church of St Mary, churches of Sant Pere, Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain. The Church of Santa Maria dates from the 6th century, with an 11th century nave and...
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