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Site Information

GENERAL SITE NAME:

Sybritos - Sybrita

SITE NAME:

Koimisi Theotokou

CLOSEST VILLAGE:

Thronos

PREFECTURE:

RETHYMNIS

MUNICIPALITY :

SIVRITOU

PROVINCE :

Amari
Conservation Status

DECLARED SITE :

-

ZONE A :

-

ZONE B :

-

CONSERVATION :

well preserved

FENCED SITE :

Time-line of Usage
Time PeriodPlacenameSecondary names Dating VerificationCategoryCategory Verification
1. 1st Byzantine Sure
Temple
Sure
2. Historical Times KSOKSOKSIOKSOO KSOKSOKSIOKS Unsure
Artifacts
3. 2nd Venetian Sure
Temple
Excavation Method
Excavation TypeExcavator/sExcavation Period
1. rescue Platon N. 1953-
Modern Environmental Settings
TypeGeneral Comments
1.URBAN AREA

General Archeological Information
The church of Koimisi Theotokou (Dormition) is a small, single nave, barrel-vault church, the eastern part of which ends in a semicircular apse. The church was constructed in 1300, on the remains of an early-Byzantine basilica. Parts of the floor mosaic of the basilica have survived.

The door frame of the church is decorated with a series of archivolts (decorative bands) with different motifs, such as the "dogtooth" and the "square billet" motifs. On the lintel, it is curved the coat-of-arms of the Kallergis family.


The church was frescoed. Two different styles can be discerned: one on the wall-paintings of the sanctuary and the other on the wall-paintings of the nave. They date from the end of the 14th or the beginning of the 15th century. On the other hand, Spatharakis believes that the church was frescoed in the beginning of the 14th century by three different artists.

Photos
NATURAL SETTINGS PHOTOS

Bibliography References
1.GEROLA, Giuseppe (μετ. ΛΑΣΣΙΘΙΩΤΑΚΗΣ Κ.), Τοπογραφικός κατάλογος των τοιχογραφημένων εκκλησιών της Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο, 1961
2.GALLAS K. WESSEL K., BORBOUDAKIS M., Byzantinisches Kreta, Munich, 1983
3.CURUNI, Spiridone Alessandro-DONATI Lucilla, Creta Veneziana, Βενετία, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 1988
4.GEROLA, Giuseppe, Monumenti Veneti nell' Isola di Creta, II, Βενετία, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 1908
5.GEROLA, Giuseppe, Monumenti Veneti nell' Isola di Creta, IV, Βενετία, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 1932/1940
6.ΠΛΑΤΩΝ Ν., "Χρονικά", Κρητικά Χρονικά, 7 (1953), 490
7.ΚΑΛΟΚΥΡΗΣ Κ. Δ., "Εργασίαι συντηρήσεως Βυζαντινών Μνημείων Αμαρίου Κρήτης", ΠΑΕ, (1952), 611-618


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