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Small Basilica in Heraclea Lyncestis

A Small Basilica was discovered in excavations made before the World War II between 1936-1938. At first it was thought to be an ancient palace, but in the later research from 1960–1964, it became clear that it was an early Christian basilica. It is three-vessel basilica, with an apse on its eastern side. It is considered that it had been built by the end of 5th century AD. There is a decorated floor mosaic made by the technique "opus sectile" within the basilica and several rooms have been unearthed. The first room was used for baptizing and the second room in has a floor mosaic made by the technique "opus tessellatum". The floor of the exonerate is a mosaic with geometrical and zoo-morph elements. Shapes of rhombs and squares prevail in geometrical compositions evident on a vase, a basket or pattern.

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Skopje, Macedonia

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  • Uploaded on August 13, 2012
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    by Stojan Toshe Nikolov…