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Church of the Saviour, Thessaloniki

Church of the Transfiguration
The dome

The Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour (Greek: Ναός Μεταμορφώσεως του Σωτήρος, Naós Metamorphóseos tou Sotíros) is a 14th-century Byzantine chapel in Thessaloniki, Greece.[1] It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki.[2]

History

The church has been dated to about 1350, based on a coin found within its dome during archaeological investigations and restoration work following the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake.[3]

Construction and furnishings

The lower part of the chapel is made of unhewn stone, the upper part of brickwork. It consists of a central room in the form of a tetraconchos, inscribed in a square and vaulted by a dome on a comparatively high tambour structured by archivolts and half-columns.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Tsaktsiras, L.; Papanthimou, K.; Mantzios, G.; Kalogirou, N. (2011). Thessaloniki:The city and its monuments. Malliaris-Paedia. pp. 134–136. ISBN 960-239-714-4.
  2. ^ "Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki". UNESCO World Heritage Convention. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 5 November 2022.
  3. ^ Hendrix, David. "Church of the Savior (Thessaloniki)". The Byzantine Legacy. Retrieved 8 June 2022.

40°37′56″N 22°57′03″E / 40.632149°N 22.950904°E / 40.632149; 22.950904

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