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The Basilica Santa Maria sopra Minerva (Basilica of St. Mary over Minerva), the only Gothic church in Rome, is so named because it was built directly on the foundations of a temple to Minerva, the goddess of wisdom.

Rome - The Basilica Santa Maria sopra Minerva (Basilica of St. Mary over Minerva), the only Gothic church in Rome, is so named because it was built directly on the foundations of a temple to Minerva, the goddess of wisdom.

Santa María Sopra Minerva - Roma

Rome, Italy: Santa Maria sopra Minerva: marble elephant under obelisk in front of church probably designed by Giuseppe Paglia, sculpted by Ercole Ferrata) (called Minerva's Chick)

Gallery - Ara Pacis Museum / Richard Meier & Partners - 1

Gallery of Ara Pacis Museum / Richard Meier & Partners - 1

Image 1 of 8 from gallery of Ara Pacis Museum / Richard Meier & Partners. Photograph by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Roland Halbe

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