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Summary

Byzantine church - Severan basilica.

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

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Severan Forum, Leptis Magna

Severan Forum, Leptis Magna

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Septimius Severus dedicated to the Mother of God a very notable shrine, and built four other churches1. Basilica Severiana was a large basilica with two opposite apses.

See:

  1.  Procopius De Aedificiis, VI - http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Procopius/Buildings/6*.html
  2. Daniel Robin, The Early Churches in North Africa (The Holy Seed). Tamarisk Publications. Chester, 1993.

References

  1. Procopius De Aedificiis, VI, 4.4