Abstract~In the Early Christian period Nikopolis became the center of new artistic and intellectual activity. Among the most important monuments from that era are four basilicas preserved within the Byzantine enceinte. Basilica B stands outside the west side of the fortifications, its main axis at right angles with the wall. It is a five-aisled basilica with a three-aisled transept and a projecting apse at the east end. It also has a tripartite narthex and a peristyle entrance courtyard at the west. The basilica has been dated to 450 AD. The annexes on the south side of the building, to the east of the diakonikon were erected about 500 AD by Bishop Alkison, while the internal arrangement has been dated to 520-530 AD and attributed to Bishop Doumetios.
DateBuilt around 450 AD; annexes on the south side of the building erected around 500 AD; internal arrangement dates from 520-530 AD
TypeArchitecture and City Planning
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