KRYSTALLOPIGI - Rachi Velli - 2000
Baptistry - Tomb - Lamp - Numismatics - Architectural revetments - Glass - Religious building - Building Type - Find Type - Material Type
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Ministry of Culture and Tourism: 8th EBA
Krystallopigi (Selliani), Rachi Velli. N. Vasilikou (8th EBA) reports on rescue excavation on a hill southwest of Rachi Velli, to the left of the road from Neraida to Paramythia.
The foundations of a building complex were revealed, showing at least two phases of construction, along with tile graves without grave goods (Fig. 1). To one building phase belongs a large three-aisled basilica with an apse, of rubble and mortar construction. On the west side is a rectangular construction which may be the Early Christian baptisterion containing a font. Finds are few for a building of this size − sherds of glass and pottery vessels, the lid of a storage vessel, a column capital, a small part of a parapet, a terracotta lamp, bronze coins and a variety of other small objects. A stone plaque with an engraved cross may come from a parapet.
ADelt 55 (2000) Chr, 625−27
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