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Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Holy Cross in Jerusalem

12 Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

The church was built during the reign of Constantine and was consecrated about 325.  It contained the Passion  Relics brought to Rome by St Helena. The floor contained soil from the Holy Land. It was at first known as the Basilica of Helena or Basilica Sessoriana (after the imperial palace that the site belonged to), but the official name was Hierusalem. The present name was given to it in the Middle Ages. 

Photo by Chris Nyborg