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Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
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Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

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The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in the Piazza dei Miracoli is a five-naved cathedral with a three-naved transept.  The church is has been the home of the archbishop of Pisa since 1092.  Construction began in 1063 by the architect Buscheto.  The mosaics of the interior show a strong Byzantine influence and the pointed arches point to Muslim influences.  The cathedral was redecorated after a fire in 1595.  The impressive mosaic, in the apse, of Christ in Majesty, flanked by the Blessed Virgin and St. John the Evangelist, survived the fire.  The cupola, at the intersection of the nave and the transept, was decorated by Riminaldi showing the ascension of the Blessed Virgin. Galileo is believed to have formulated his theory about the movement of a pendulum by watching the swinging of the incense lamp hanging from the ceiling of the nave.  The granite Corinthian columns between the nave and the aisle came originally from the mosque of Palermo, captured by the Pisans in 1063.  The coffer ceiling of the nave was replaced after the fire of 1595.  The present gold-decorated ceiling carries the coat of arms of the Medici.  The elaborately carved pulpit (1302-1310), which also survived the fire, was made by Giovanni Pisano.  The church contains the bones of St Ranieri, Pisa's patron saint, and the tomb of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII, carved by Tino da Camaino in 1315.  The building, as have several in Pisa, has tilted slightly since its construction.  Reuse of building materials is evident from the carvings on many of the blocks making up the outside walls.

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