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Early Byzantine Vaulted Construction in Churches of the Western Coastal Plains and River Valleys of Asia Minor Nikolaos D. Karydis

Early Byzantine Vaulted Construction in Churches of the Western Coastal Plains and River Valleys of Asia Minor

Nikolaos D. Karydis

Published July 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781407308104
Paperback
189 pages
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The churches of St John and St Mary at Ephesos, Building D at Sardis, St John at Philadelphia, and the basilicas of Hierapolis illustrate the development of vaulted construction on the west coast of Asia Minor between the 5th and the 7th centuryMoreThe churches of St John and St Mary at Ephesos, Building D at Sardis, St John at Philadelphia, and the basilicas of Hierapolis illustrate the development of vaulted construction on the west coast of Asia Minor between the 5th and the 7th century AD. These churches, due to their dilapidated condition, constitute ideal sources of information about the materials and construction techniques employed in some of the most important building programs of the early Byzantine Empire. The constructional analysis of these churches, along with the reconstruction of their vaults, constitutes the main thrust of the present study. The authors new documentation of their structural fabric, carried out in the field during 2007 and 2008, concentrates on the recording of a series of unexplored vault fragments and construction details.