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Title :

New evidence for the Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles from Fatih Camii, Istanbul

Authors :
DARK, Ken ; NZGÜMÜ·, Ferudun ;
Publication year :
2002
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The Church of the Holy Apostles was one of the most important buildings in Byzantine Constantinople. The mausolea of Constantine the Great and of Justinian I were in the complex surrounding this vast cruciform church. Nothing of this complex appeared to have survived its demolition to clear the site of the Ottoman mosque complex of Fatih Camii after 1461. Fieldwork in 2001 recorded walls pre-dating the 15th-c. phase of the mosque complex, still standing above ground level and apparently including a large rectilinear structure. This is identified as the Church of the Holy Apostles and an adjacent enclosure may be that containing the mausoleum of Constantine the Great. The reconstructed church plan resembles those of st John of Ephesus and St Mark's (San Marco, Venice) - churches known to have been modelled on the Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople. ;
Pagination/Size :
15 ill.; 3 plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5305C06 - 1800-1945 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Photographie ; 530-V - 1800-1945 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Archéologie ; Byzantin (art) ; Constantin I le Grand, empereur, v.288-337 ; Eglise ; Empire byzantin ; Empire ottoman ; Istanbul (TUR), Fatih Camii ; Istanbul (TUR), ígioi Apostoloi ; Mausolée ; Mosquée ; Plan (disposition d'ensemble) ; Restitution intellectuelle ; Ruines ; Turquie ; 300-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Archaeology ; Architectural plans ; Architecture ; Byzantine ; Byzantine Empire ; Churches ; Constantine I the Great, emperor, ca.288-337 ; Istanbul (TUR), Fatih Camii ; Istanbul (TUR), ígioi Apostoloi ; Mausoleums ; Mosques ; Ottoman Empire ; Reconstruction ; Ruins ; Turkey ; 300-1500 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Oxford journal of archaeology, 2002, 21, 4, Nov
INIST identifier :
24899465 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0262-5253 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Blackwell, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;