Emperor Heraclius bearing the Holy Cross, painting, 1522-1530, by Cristovao de Figueiredo, originally painted for the altarpiece of the Santa Cruz Monastery, in the Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra, Portugal. The museum was opened in 1913 and renovated 2004-2012. The city of Coimbra dates back to Roman times and was the capital of Portugal from 1131 to 1255. Its historic buildings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Emperor Heraclius bearing the Holy Cross, painting, 1522-1530, by Cristovao de Figueiredo, originally painted for the altarpiece of the Santa Cruz Monastery, in the Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra, Portugal. The museum was opened in 1913 and renovated 2004-2012. The city of Coimbra dates back to Roman times and was the capital of Portugal from 1131 to 1255. Its historic buildings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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