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Alakent Church

A Byzantine Monument at Myra (12th-13th Centuries)

The presence of this small Byzantine church in the Alakent neighborhood of Demre has been known to archaeologists and art historians for quite some time. Revealing the structure from under the five meter deep alluvial fill in which it was buried was only possible as a result of the excavation work carried out in 2010 as part of the Myra–Andriake Excavations. The alluvial fill kept most of the aspects of the building such as mural paintings, roof tiles, facade decorations and spolia intact.


273 pages | 198 colour plates, 31 line drawings, 15 folding pages, 2 maps | 0 3/4 x 1

Archaeology


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Table of Contents

The chapters:

“The Story of the Excavation”
by Nevzat Çevik, the director of the Myra-Andriake Excavations,
“Myra: The Metropolis of Lycia”,
by Engin Akyürek, the GABAM’s director and member of Koç University Archaeology and Art History Department
“Alakent Church: Location and Architecture”
by Engin Akyürek, the GABAM’s director and member of Koç University Archaeology and Art History Department
“Conclusion”
by Engin Akyürek, the GABAM’s director and member of Koç University Archaeology and Art History Department
“Architectural Sculpture”
by Ayça Tiryaki,
“Wall Paintings”
by Nilay Çoragan,
“Ceramic Finds” and “Burials”
by Özgü Çömezoglu Uzbek,
“Inscriptions” by Hüseyin Sami Öztürk and Christof Schuler,
“Conservation Treatments” by Sebahattin Küçük.

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