Fifth Century Tetraconch Church

Tetraconch Church

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Remains of the Fifth century church constructed in the courtyard of Hadrian's library.

According to one theory, it was constructed by Herakleios, praetorian prefect of Illyricum (409-412), and according to the other, by Eudocia (Athenais), wife of the emperor Theodosius II between 425-430.

This church was destroyed at around the end of the sixth century. Later in the seventh century, at the site a three-nave basilica was constructed. And in the 12th century, a single nave basilica called Megali Panagia was built. This last suffered a fire and demolished in 1885.

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Guide plate at the site.

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