The Baptistery’s mosaic ceiling, created probably around 1225, features choirs of angels and scenes from the Old and New Testaments. As usual, a huge amount of territory is devoted to the Last Judgement, which shows good Christians jumping up from their tombs on the right side of a gigantic Jesus. On his left side are the damned, depicted with great relish as being roasted in pits, bitten by snakes, flayed alive, and chewed on by hideous beasts. Gotta scare those pagans into converts.

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