DELIANA - 2000
Church - Monastery - Tomb - Painting - Stone - Religious building - Building Type - Find Type - Material Type
Type of Operation
Ministry of Culture & Tourism (13th ΕΒΑ)
Deliana. M. Andrianakis reports on cleaning and excavation at the single-aisled Church of Ag. Ioannis Prodromos (Fig. 1), which may once have been a Catholic monastery to judge from structures later incorporated at the southwest. Its architectural history (Fig. 2) is described, and its wall-paintings of various cycles of work discussed. The earliest paintings date to the second half of the 13th century AD (in the style of the second Byzantine period); a later painting, of the second decade of the 14thcentury, is the work of Michael Veneri (Fig. 3). Under the paved floor of the church were found two layers of tombs. Seven more recent graves with sawn and prepared stone slabs and blocks belong to the upper level, with older and simpler pit graves beneath.
ADelt 55 (2000), Chr, 1073-74
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