Basilica San Miniato al Monte (Minas)

Basilica San Miniato al Monte (Minas) on the Hills of Florence

San Miniato al Monte located in Florence is a monument to the antique presence of the Armenians in Western Europe. Traditionally, Miniato or Minas was an Armenian prince serving in the Roman army under the command of Emperor Trajan Decius (c. 201 – 251 AD). Minas had initially been wealthy, unsympathetic, and wasteful. But he …

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