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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