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Ravenna

Line breaks: Ra|venna
Pronunciation: /rəˈvɛnə
 
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Definition of Ravenna in English:

A city near the Adriatic coast in NE central Italy; population 155,997 (2008). Ravenna became the capital of the Western Roman Empire in 402 and then of the Ostrogothic kingdom of Italy, afterwards serving as capital of Byzantine Italy. It is noted for its ancient mosaics dating from the early Christian period.

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