Roamin’ Sheep 1

Cosma Damiano Rome 1We saw a number of sheep (and goats) during our visit to Rome over the past few weeks. They had nothing to do with Chinese New Year, but felt rather apt since this is now the Year of the Sheep.

The ones above are in the 6th and 7th century mosaics at the easily overlooked Basilica of Saints Cosma and Damiano. The small church is tucked in beside the Roman Forum and doesn’t look like much from the outside. But it incorporates the ancient Temple of Romulus and also has a large Christmas crib scene which is on display all year round (more about that in December).

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