Found project: Antiochus´ Palace

    Project : Antiochus´ Palace

    Architect : n/a

    Locality : Istanbul

    Country : Turkey

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    Description :

    #In 1939, frescoes depicting the life and martyrdom of St. Euphemia were discovered to the north-west of the Hippodrome in Istanbul. When Schneider conducted excavations there in the summer and autumn 1942, he revealed a hexagonal hall preceded by a semicircular portico. During later excavations by Duyuran in 1951-1952, a column base bearing the inscription “Of Antiochus the praepositus” was found in situ in the portico. This discovery securely identified the monument as the Palace of Antiochus, in which a church of St. Euphemia was later established, probably when relics of the saint were transferred to Constantinople from Chalcedon in 680. The construction of the palace can be safely assigned to about 402-439, when the eunuch Antiochus is known to have served in the Great Palace.#

    Jonathan Bardill, The Palace of Lausus and Nearby Monuments in Constantinople: A Topographical Study, in the American Journal of Archaeology, Vol.101, No 1, Jan., 1997, Published by the Archaeological Institute of America, p. 67.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen

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