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Abstract~At the north end of one of the Roman streets running perpendicularly to meet the decumanus maximus, close to the northern walls, the North-East church was discovered. Albeit smaller than the North-West church, it is however similar in plan. Square in shape, the church is divided by two rows of columns, each row having four columns. The prayer hall comprise a nave and two aisles, and the church's apse is oriented to the east. The church was built of basalt, both ashlars and rough stones. A semi-circular altar is located in the middle of the prayer hall, the wall of which was plastered and painted. Evidence for the existence of a synthronon and a chancel screen was found. Some burial chambers were discovered near the apse, buried within the floor. These are attributed to Christians buried here, due to Christian symbols found engraved on one sarcophagus.
DateBuilt circa 324-638 AD
TypeArchitecture and City Planning
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