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At the feet of a giant - This bronze statue of an unknown Byzantine Emperor from the 300s or 400s was probably part of the loot captured by the Fourth Crusade from Constantinople in 1203.  Actually, it was just the head and torso that ended up in Barletta via a shipwreck, and the arms and legs were added by the locals in the 1400s to make the statue more interesting!  The 5m+ statue, especially the original bit, is the only one of its type in existence.  It was restored in 1980.  The  attractive portico on the right belongs to the church of San Sepolcro - also completely restored (in 1972).

 

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