Small Basilica in Heraclea Lyncestis

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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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Comments (10)

~Marlene~ on August 14, 2012

Beautiful composition & interesting information, Stojan! Like

Greetings, Marlene

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on August 18, 2012

Thank for all your comments about my voice and musical videos and photos. Interesting place. LIKE

Yuliya S. on August 23, 2012

Excellent shot of this wonderful location - LIKE ● Warm greetings from Israel ♥ Yuliya

Konstantin Smirnov (… on August 27, 2012

Very good job! Like 6. My kindest regards to you, Kostia

..kamal.. on August 30, 2012

Very beautiful landscape and wonderful

Like >75

Best Regards.....Aştî

C haydeé on August 31, 2012

Hola Stojan

¡Qué bonita toma! Like

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina , Chaydeé.

duyhan on September 3, 2012

Wonderful shot! LIKE-9.

Greetings, duyhan.

Mircea_RAICU on September 5, 2012

Nice image , looks great !
Best wishes , Mircea R.

Goran Atanasovski on September 17, 2012

Great angle of Heraclea Lynkestis :))) Your photos are always wonderful.

Roberto Chamoso on September 25, 2012

Beautiful shot and ancient place, L. Best wishes.

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    by Stojan Toshe Nikolov…