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Item ID: 2
Item Number: 2
Collection: Holy Archdiocese of Athens
Item Name: Transfiguration of the Savior-Acropolis
Item Type: Church
Item Rhythm: cross-in-square plan, with dome
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Place: Plaka - Athens
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Condition state: Very good
Current position: Clepsidras & Theorias st. PLAKA- ATHENS


Description: The church is dated to the first half of the eleventh (11nth) century. It is located on the northern foot of the Acropolis. It is tetrastyle , cross-in-square plan, with dome that was the prominent type of that period in Athens. The masonry, in the cloisonne system is representative of the particular type, plain in the ornamentation with rectilinear dentil cornice. Pseudo Kufic motifs decorate the vertical lintels of the temple. The extensions of the church on the West and East faces, took place at a later time. The central part of the church remains untouched from any renovation or intervention and thus keeping its form to its original stage. On the North part of the church, a small chapel exists, a part of which is curved into the Acropolis rock. The chapel is dedicated to Saint Paraskevi (Agia Paraskevi) Traces of frescoes that dated to the fourteenth (14nth) century were founded under successive layers of plaster.