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The Church of St. Herculanus
Perugia, Italy - The Church of St. Herculanus
The Church of St. Herculanus was buit during the first decade of the 14th century. It has the form of a polygon shaped tower and was originally composed of two separate levels. The upper level was destroyed after the construction of Rocca Paolina in order to afford a better view of the valley. The church's main altar is composed of a fine 4th century sarcophagus, discovered in 1609 in the Church of St. Orfito near Perugia.