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So-called Early Christian Basilica

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Valeria Vitale
Contributors: Jonathan Prag, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Mar 08, 2016 08:02 PM History
A small basilica located outside the walls of the ancient Greek city of Akragas, at the foot of the so-called Temple of Juno, on the eastern slopes of the Hill of the Temples, in an area previously occupied by the necropolis of the late Roman period.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/217728890

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The basilica was most likely built in the fourth century A.D. It has an entrance to the east and a single nave and a semicircular apse. In the floor of the nave two tombs are visible, possibly belonging to the martyrs Libertino and Peregrino.


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Valeria Vitale, Jonathan Prag, and Jeffrey Becker, 'So-called Early Christian Basilica: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/217728890> [accessed: 10 July 2020]

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