Basilica B


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N 41°00'42.9" E 24°16'58.0"

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The Basilicas of Philippi: churches of unique Christian importance


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Basilica B was built in the mid-6th century AD at the site of the Commercial Market and other Roman-period buildings south of the Forum. It is a luxurious building with wall revetments, columns on its entrance floor and its galleries of Thessalian stone, and marble architectural sculptures deco- rated with acanthus leaves so elaborately finished as to resemble lace. The exceptionally fine sculptural decoration and architecture of this monument reveal the direct influence of Constantinople.