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Rebuilt and enlarged by Honorius I (625-38), the basilica was thereafter restored several times. Nonetheless , it is one of the best examples of an antique Christian basilica.
The 7th century mosaics in the apse is one of the finest example of Byzantine art in Rome. Each year on January 21 two lambs are blessed in the churc, then blessed again by the Pope before being given to the nuns of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere who make archbishops’ palliums from the wool. In the left nave is the entrance to the catacombs (see Santa Agnese catacombs).