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Early Christian settlement of Palatia, Saria island, Dodecanese
A panoramic view of the Early Christian settlement of Palatia; five EC basilicas (A, B, C, Aghia Sophia, Kastellos), two bathhouses, cisterns, a fortified hilltop (Kastellos), and several burial chambers are indicated.

Early Christian ex-voto invocation of Nonnos and his family from Diafani, N. Karpathos
Early Christian ex-voto invocation of Nonnos and his family (IG 12.1.1038) on a marble column; on display in the court of the modern church of Diafani (Zoodochou Pege), N. Karpathos

Early Christian barrel-vaulted burial chamber with Christian dipinti on the inside wall; Palatia, Saria island, Dodecanese.
Early Christian barrel-vaulted burial chamber with porch; on the weathered surface of the stucco of the wall opposite to the entrance traces of red-painted dipinti of Christian character: two or three Christian crosses with flaring arms and a…

Early Christian basilica of "Afoti", Pighadia, Karpathos
Three-aisled basilica with interior colonnades and narthex. The building knew several phases of architectural changes and repairs. Its most elaborate decoration, with imported architectural furnishings, possibly made of Prokonnesian marble, is dated…

Early Christian warehouse near the small chapel of Aghios Nikolaos, Agathonissi island
Rectangular building with seven rooms covered by arched roofs (25x23 m, orientation NW); the walls are built of rough masonry covered in the interior with plaster; the floors are paved with stones or pebbles; on the arched roofs and the interior…

The medieval islet-fort of Sokastro, Karpathos
The small fortified islet of Sokastro is lying about a hundred metres north of Leukos bay. It preserves a great number of cisterns of different types, including three big communal cisterns, as well as houses and cellars; a small church and at least…

Marble Head of Helios, Gytheum
Badly damaged over-life-sized marble head with radiate headgear found in the Roman theatre of Gytheum. It probably belonged to a public statue or shield monument of the god Helios. Dated to late antiquity. It may also be suggested that this monument…

3D plan of the Early Chistian Basilica at the Prastia site ("Aghia Assia"), Hypsonas village, Limassol, Cyprus
3D plan of the Early Chistian Basilica at the Prastia site, Hypsonas village, Limassol, Cyprus. Rescue excavation by the Department of Antiquities. Digital plan by Open University of Cyprus and Cyprus Institute.

Plan of the Early Chistian Basilica at the Prastia site, Hypsonas village, Limassol, Cyprus.
Plan of the Early Chistian Basilica at the Prastia site, Hypsonas village, Limassol, Cyprus. Rescue excavation by the Department of Antiquities. Digital plan by Open University of Cyprus and Cyprus Institute.

The interior of the Early Christian Basilica at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia.
The interior of the three-aisled Early Christian Basilica at the Sanctuary of Zeus (the so-called Workshop of Phidias) at Olympia, looking east.

Inscribed circular statue base of Anatolius, provincial governor of Achaia, shortly after 375, in situ in the east parodos of the theatre of Sparta.
Inscribed circular base belonging to the honorary statue of the provincial governor of Achaia and benefactor Anatolius (PLRE I, Anatolius 8; SEG 11.773). Found in situ in the east parodos of the theatre of Sparta in 1926. According to the metrical…

Late Roman portrait heads from the theatre of Sparta (M4856 & M3964)
M 4856 (right) is roughly life-size and was found close to the central doorway of the rooms behind the stage. It is broken off at the juncture with the neck. The head clearly shows distinctive personal features. It portrays an early middle-aged man…

Togate statue and separately worked head, perhaps of Stephanus, proconsul of Asia; Ephesus; 4th to 6th century
Overlife-size togate statue and separately worked head found nearby, perhaps of Stephanus, proconsul of Asia; Ephesus; 4th to 6th century. Statue of a standing man in mature age. Figure stands with weight over the right leg. The right arm is raised…

Saria island, Palatia site, Early Christian settlement: plan of three-aisled  basilica ("Aghia Sophia")
Saria island, Palatia site, Early Christian settlement: plan of three-aisled basilica ("Aghia Sophia"). The large apse with synthronon and the bishop’s throne are preserved. The church received lavish decoration of imported marble furnishings.

Saria island, Palatia site, Early Christian settlement: plan of Early Christian basilica ("Basilica B")
Plan of three-aisled basilica ("Basilica B"). The church was a two-aisled basilica with a narthex. The eastern walls of the basilica form apses. Several annex buildings are attached to the main body of the church: a long rectangular room was attached…

Saria island, Palatia site, Early Christian settlement: plan of Early Christian basilica ("Basilica C")
Plan of Early Christian basilica ("Basilica C"). The eastern part of the basilica ends in a vertical wall inside which the apse and two pastophoria are inscribed. The church was probably supported by rows of piers. Among the rubble one can see a few…

Saria island, Palatia site, Early Christian settlement: corinthian capital belonging to the nave colonnade of Aghia Sophia Basilica
One of two large Corinthian capitals in situ that most probably belonged to the nave colonnade are dated on stylistic grounds to the first quarter of the fifth century.

Burial chambers from the necropolis of Anemurion, CIlicia
Burial chambers from the necropolis of Anemurion (mod. Anamur), CIlicia.

Two types ("acute arched" and "beehive") of burial chambers of the Roman/Early Christian necropolis of Palatia site, Saria islet (Dodecanese)
Two types ("acute arched" and "beehive") of burial chambers from the Roman/Early Christian necropolis of Palatia, Saria islet. Built of rubble and mortar and a small quantity of bricks; they normally have a single rectangular room, often with a small…
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