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Basilica of Arcadius


Basilica of Arcadius

Built in the fifth century, the Basilica of Arcadius was built in the center of a glamorous complex just south of Alexandria in Karm Abu Menas. Its roof is supported with 56 marble columns. The Baptistery is located in the western end of the Basilica with corners rounded in semicircular, polychrome marble niches. This is the only Coptic monument that shows the use of these elements in ancient Christian architecture. A church is located in the west side of the basilica with a strong Egyptian and Byzanthine architectural influence.


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