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The roof of this basilica is wooden, with three slopes. The length of the central slope is 37 meters, and the width is – 15 meters. On the eastern side, it ends with a semicircular arch that forms the altar of the temple. Initially, the church was surrounded by a colonnaded courtyard, which adjoined the outer nave in the west.
This basilica is one of the most ancient early Christian basilicas that have survived to this day. It was erected on the site of an ancient Roman building – This is confirmed by the ancient marble floors under the eastern slope. Most likely, it was a whole complex of baths, part of which was later converted into a church.
The inscriptions on the bricks say that the basilica was built in 447. The same date is confirmed by a mosaic inscription at the southern vault mentioning Andreas,
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Topic: Basilica of Achiropiitos in Greece, resort of Thessaloniki.