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ARCHEOLOGICAL ATLAS OF CRETE - ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES
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Site Information

GENERAL SITE NAME:

SITE NAME:

Panagia i Kera

CLOSEST VILLAGE:

Chromonastiri

PREFECTURE:

RETHYMNIS

MUNICIPALITY :

RETHYMNIS

PROVINCE :

Rethymno
Conservation Status

DECLARED SITE :

-

ZONE A :

-

ZONE B :

-

CONSERVATION :

-

FENCED SITE :

-
Time-line of Usage
Time PeriodPlacenameSecondary names Dating VerificationCategoryCategory Verification
1. 2st Byzantine
Temple
2. 1st Venetian Sure
Temple
Sure
3. 2nd Venetian Sure
Temple
Sure
Survey Method
Survey TypeResearcher/sResearch Period
1. not systematic PAPADAKI - OKLAND ST. 1965 -
Modern Environmental Settings
TypeGeneral Comments
1.AGRICULTURAL AREA

General Archeological Information
Panagia Kera is a compact form of a cross-in-square church with a dome. The north and south arms of the cross have semicircular ends, like apses. On the south side of the church there is a single-nave chapel, covered with a pointed barrel vault which is supported by a transverse arch.
At least four construction phases can be detected: The initial building dates from the 11th century. In the 14th century, a stone wall with a door, separating the sanctuary from the main church, was added. During a third construction period in the same century (14th), the church was extended towards the west. Finally, in the 15th-16th century, the single-nave chapel, consecrated to the worship of St. Anna, was added to the south side of the church.
Traces of fresco decoration are preserved in more than one layer. A few wall-paintings dating from the 11th century can be seen in the upper part of the apse of the sanctuary. Most of the wall-paintings though date from the 2nd half of the 14th century.

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NATURAL SETTINGS PHOTOS

Bibliography References
1.GEROLA, Giuseppe (μετ. ΛΑΣΣΙΘΙΩΤΑΚΗΣ Κ.), Τοπογραφικός κατάλογος των τοιχογραφημένων εκκλησιών της Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο, 1961
2.GALLAS, Klaus- WESSEL, Klaus-BORBOUDAKIS, Manolis, Byzantinisches Kreta, Μόναχο, 1983
3.ΧΑΡΙΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, Ευάγγελος, Η ενδοχώρα νότια του Ρεθύμνου κατά τον Ύστερο Μεσαίωνα : μελέτη και αξιολόγηση των αρχαιολογικών δεδομένων με εφαρμογή γεωγραφικών συστημάτων πληροφοριών (GIS), Πετρούπολη, 2009
4.ΠΑΠΑΔΑΚΗ - OKLAND ΣΤ., "Μεσαιωνικά Κρήτης", ΑΔ Β2 Χρονικά, 21 (1966), 432


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