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[Object]  A 2492: Iconostasis Lintel Fragments

a) Elaborate braid design carved on a face that forms an obtuse angle with the soffit. Additional fragments found October 1954, and numbered ΗΑ 60. Carved on one side with an elongated palmette pattern; ... Byzantine

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[Object]  A 2509: Lintel

A lintel for a single-leafed door, 0.80m. wide. The overhang has two rectilinear and two concave moldings. Triangular cuttings at each end for inserting tenons of door jambs. The cutting for the door is ... July 1954

[Object]  A 2523: Brick with Cufic Drawing

An architect's or mason's drawing, on black on half a brick, of a Cufic design, evidently for use in the masonry of the church. In wall of the Church of the Holy Apostles. Leica, LXX-100 ... 31 December 1954

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[Object]  A 2561: Column Fragment

The capital and part of the shaft of an octagonal column of an iconostasis. The square capital decorated on each side (parts of three sides preserved) with a rosette in a lyre-shaped frame. Byzantine ... Byzantine

[Object]  A 2562: Capital Fragment

Part of only one decorated face preserved, with a rosette in a looped circle. The adjacent face is plain and has a hole for attachment. From a column similar to A 2561 (ΗΑ 106). Byzantine. Pentelic marble ... Byzantine

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[Object]  A 4201: Iconostasis Closure Slab

Three joining fragments. Broken at bottom. Three corners missing. Carved with elaborate interlace pattern. Square cutting at back. Pentelic marble. Catalogued 1971. Used as building material in the N.W ... 1954

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[Object]  A 4202: Capital: Doric

Complete except for chips. Shaft has twenty flutes. Pentelic marble. Catalogued May 1971. A letter of 1985, attached to the card, says the capital was being moved to the South Slope of Acropolis to the ... 4th c. B.C. (?).

[Object]  A 4203: Base with Plinth: Ionic

Upper torus of base chipped; about half of plinth preserved. Ionic base with rectangular plinth. Base molding: torus, scotia, torus. Pentelic marble. Catalogued in May 1971. Used upside down as stylobate ... 1954

[Object]  A 5191: Corinthian Capital

Largely complete. Acanthus leaves' tips of first row broken off. Originally covered in plaster and painted. "In the final period of the church all the capitals were painted in bright colors trimmed with ...

[Object]  A 5192: Leaf Capital: Lotus and Acanthus Capital

Complete. So-called Tower of the Winds type, with lotus leaves springing from behind a single row of acanthus. Originally covered in plaster and painted. "In the final period of the church all the capitals ...

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[Object]  G 16: Fragmentary Beaker

In many fragments; the tall slightly flaring neck, surrounded by a plastic ring, is preserved intact. Below it was a small body, concave beneath. Thin glass, slightly greenish. Pit. Late Byzantine fill ... 3 June 1933

[Object]  IL 1371: Iron Canon Ball

Intact. Church of Holy Apostles, tomb 4, under fallen orthostate. 499 Leica ... 4 November 1954

[Object]  P 24718: Jug with Sgraffito Decoration

Mouth and handle missing. Oval body, flat raised base. White slip overall except base; covered in front with brown and green glaze over sgraffito pattern of conventional designs. Buff clay. Vaulted tomb ... January 1955

[Object]  P 24719: Jug with Sgraffito Decoration

Neck and handle missing. Round body, flat raised base. White slip covered with colorless, green and brown glaze over spiral sgraffito ornament. Pinkish-buff clay. Vaulted tomb in north aisle of Church ... January 1955

[Object]  P 24720: Jug

Complete except for top of mouth. Oval body, flat raised base, trefoil mouth; flattish handle with a ridge running down the middle. White slip overall except base partly covered with muddy yellow-brown ... January 1955

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[Object]  S 511: Sarcophagus Fragments

a) The larger fragment, mended from three pieces, preserves the back, the upper edge, cut back at the front, and the panel below to within ca. 0.065m. of the bottom. Broken at the sides. b) The smaller ... Byzantine

[Object]  T 3334: Pellet with Seal Impression

Pellet of fine buff clay stamped on both sides. Obverse: bearded male head to left, female head to right, lion's head above, eangle below. Reverse: kantharos. Black glaze on reverse only. Very fine work ... 11 September 1953

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[Image]  1997.16.0130

Church of the Holy Apostles (photo by G. Lambakis no. 1468-9) ... G. Lambakis ... Horizontal (normal) ... ca. 1890

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[Image]  2008.18.0187

Southeast corner of the Agora. View of the west end of the Church of the Holy Apostles with its modern extention. On the right, workmen are beginning excavations in the area surrounding the church, 25 ... east Horizontal (normal) ... 25/2/1952

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[Image]  2008.18.0186

View of the southeast corner of the Church of the Holy Apostles before restoration ... northwest Horizontal (normal) ... 30/4/1952

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[Image]  2002.01.2040

Restored plan of Period IV of the Church of the Holy Apostles ... J. Travlos ... Horizontal (normal) ... 1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0132

View of the interior before excavation ... west 8 Horizontal (normal) ... 20/2/1954

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[Image]  2008.18.0191

Interior of the Church of the Holy Apostles before the start of the restoration project, March 2, 1954 ... east Horizontal (normal) ... 2/3/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0257

View of the interior before excavation: ceiling of the western end: Pantokrator in dome, Period IV ... Horizontal (normal) ... 10/3/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0105

Interior excavations: "original" west wall of the church: crosswall of Periods I-III ... east 77 Horizontal (normal) ... 13/3/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0107

Interior excavation: vaulted tombs in the narthex ... east 63 Horizontal (normal) ... 13/3/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0108

Interior excavation: showing west apse as discovered ... west 61 Horizontal (normal) ... 13/3/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0193

Area to the east of the church, showing scarp of original ground level between modern paving and Roman floor ... west 4656 Horizontal (normal) ... 19/3/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0159

Southeast corner of the narthex, after removing plaster and unblocking upper doorway ... 175 Horizontal (normal) ... 21/5/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0160

Church after clearing to foundations ... northeast Horizontal (normal) ... 27/5/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0111

Foundations of the northwest angle chamber ... northwest Horizontal (normal) ... 3/6/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0196

View of the east end, after clearing the foundations on floor bedding of the Nymphaion. Original ground-level indicated in front of reinforcing of the foundations ... west Horizontal (normal) ... 10/6/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0112

Central part of the sanctuary, with the Holy Table. Pre-church wall in foreground. Note the two ancient elements, a base (A 4203) and a Doric capital (A 4202) ... 361 Horizontal (normal) ... 31/7/1954

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[Image]  2005.05.0153

The church after demolition of modern addition ... south 444 Horizontal (normal) ... 17/8/1954

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[Image]  2005.05.0154

The church after demolition of modern addition ... north Horizontal (normal) ... 17/8/1954

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[Image]  2008.18.0177

View of the Church of the Holy Apostles from the southwest, August 1954, after demolition of the later additions had been completed ... northeast 442 Horizontal (normal) ... 17/8/1954

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[Image]  2008.18.0194

The northeast column with scaffold and bracing erected to carry the weight of the vaults in preparation for removing the column ... Cf. 1997.16.0230 448 Horizontal (normal) ... 7/10/1954

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[Image]  1997.16.0157

Ancient capital reused on the southwest column in the church ... Horizontal (normal) ... 1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0282

Lintel (Pentelic marble) of the side door in the west facade (Period I) ... Horizontal (normal) ... ca. 1955

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[Image]  2002.01.2038

Actual state plan of the Church of the Holy Apostles ... J. Travlos ... Horizontal (normal) ... 1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0118

Southwest column base before reinforcing foundations with concrete ... 345 Horizontal (normal) ... 12/1/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0120

East apse: 1. Pre-church wall; 2. Building level with lime-pit; 3. Possible bedding for original floor; 4. Bedding for intermediate floor; 5. Paving slabs of intermediate floor; 6. Level of modern floor ... 544 Horizontal (normal) ... 15/1/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0236

Vaulting of the southwest angle chamber ... Horizontal (normal) ... 15/1/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0122

North apse after removing cover slabs of grave and tomb. Back to front: Tombs 1 to 4 ... 552 Horizontal (normal) ... 21/1/1955

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[Image]  2008.18.0196

Interior of the Church of the Holy Apostles. View from the narthex of the eastern apse after excavations and before refilling. Three of the four columns had been replaced. The southwest column (bottom ... Cf. 1997.16.0123 east Horizontal (normal) ... 21/1/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0164

Southeast window of the dome after unblocking, but before restoring to its original shape ... 591 Horizontal (normal) ... 31/1/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0263

Northeast segment of the dome where the frescoes have been destroyed, showing original masonry ... 582 Horizontal (normal) ... 18/2/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0265

Fresco of Aaron between the southeast and south windows of the dome, under the most recent painting ... Horizontal (normal) ... 18/2/1955

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[Image]  2008.18.0199

Building the centering for the vaults of the central saucer dome and completing the ribbing. Viwe from above ... 609 Horizontal (normal) ... 21/2/1955

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[Image]  2008.18.0200

Forms for the vaults of the narthex after laying reinforcing steel and electric conduit for the wiring. View from above ... Cf. 1997.16.0170 637 Horizontal (normal) ... 22/3/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0171

View of the narthex after the reconstruction of the vaults. Looking into the narthex through the reconstructed south window ... north 659 Horizontal (normal) ... 9/4/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0244

Western barrel vault before repairs ... Horizontal (normal) ... 16/5/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0245

Southwest pendentive, showing original construction ... Horizontal (normal) ... 16/5/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0248

Triangular vault of the southwest angle chamber ... Horizontal (normal) ... 5/6/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0203

View of the church with the narthex nearing completion ... southeast Horizontal (normal) ... 6/6/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0246

Semi-dome of the southwest angle chamber ... Horizontal (normal) ... 23/6/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0175

South gable before the beginning of repairs on the roof. Junction of the east apse and barrel vault ... Horizontal (normal) ... 24/10/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0176

Roof of the narthex under construction ... Horizontal (normal) ... 5/11/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0177

Windows of east apse and Diaconicon ... Horizontal (normal) ... 5/11/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0178

Central doorway with original step block in place ... Horizontal (normal) ... 5/11/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0179

Roof of the east vault after removing tiles ... Horizontal (normal) ... 24/11/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0180

Roof of the east vault after removing tiles and filling over vault ... Horizontal (normal) ... 24/11/1955

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[Image]  1997.16.0268

Painting of St. Romanos in a niche in the northwest conch. 17th century ... Horizontal (normal) ... 18 February 1955

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[Image]  2008.18.0208

Theophanes Nomikos carving the marble lunette for the central doorway. The interior walls have been plastered; the southern window of the narthex restored; frescoes have been installed ... Horizontal (normal) ... 8/3/1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0227

Frescoes of the northeast corner before repairing. Angel of Trinity and sacrifice of Isaac in Prothesis ... Horizontal (normal) ... 22/3/1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0270

Piece of the lintel of the altar screen, view of the soffit ... Horizontal (normal) ... April 1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0271

Epistyle block, view of the front ... Horizontal (normal) ... April 1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0273

Piece of the lintel of the altar screen ... Horizontal (normal) ... April 1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0274

Piece of the lintel of the altar screen ... Horizontal (normal) ... April 1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0275

Byzantine column fragment, now built in ... Horizontal (normal) ... April 1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0276

Fragment of an original closure slab of the altar screen. Now built in the northwest corner of the church ... Horizontal (normal) ... April 1956

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[Image]  2005.05.0089

View to show laying of tiles on roof of narthex. Note also the landscaping of the garden around the church ... east ... 14/8/1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0186

General view after the restoration was completed ... southeast Horizontal (normal) ... 13/9/1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0206

Interior of the church after completion of work on frescoes and iconostasis. The framework for the omphalos has been chiselled out of the marble slab ... east Horizontal (normal) ... 17/12/1956

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[Image]  1997.16.0212

View of the interior, looking toward the narthex ... Horizontal (normal) ... 26/4/1957

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[Image]  2008.18.0212

The restored dome of the Church of the Holy Apostles with the Pantokrator (The All Powerful) looking down ... Horizontal (normal) ... 26/4/1957

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[Image]  1997.16.0215

Putting the finishing touches on the omphalos. All the new marble carving was the work of Aristeides Rombos, including the omphalos ... Horizontal (normal) ... 3/5/1957