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Apollonia: Western Basilica


The Western Basilica. Photo Marco Prins. Apollonia: city in the Cyrenaica, port of Cyrene.
  
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The Western Basilica is the smallest of the three churches of Apollonia; still, it has three aisles, although the columns are of different sizes and shapes. It is remarkable, because it has its apse in the west; the reason may be that in this way, one wall of the church could be supported by the city wall. The six-century mosaics were made from natural stone that was found elsewhere in the city.

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The central nave Four capitals Mosaic floor
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