Bronze Objects from Church B at Andriake

Comezoglu O.

ADALYA, cilt.16, ss.305-320, 2013 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: ADALYA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.305-320


Andriake assumed an important role as the harbor settlement of Myra, now located in the Demre district of Antalya province. Although the earliest evidence goes to the 4th century B.C., the site was settled during the Hellenistic period and witnessed sizable expansion in the Roman and early Byzantine periods. The harbor is flanked by a settlement on both its north and south sides. Church B is a three-aisled basilica in the south settlement. It is surrounded by a porticoed atrium on the west, a chapel and baptistery to the northeast, related chambers on the north and a cistern on the east. Traces of further walls are discernible to the east and south. Excavations have brought to light most of the naos, all of the atrium, a chapel, baptistery and the annexes on the north (Fig. 1).