Founded in 315 B.C., the provincial capital and sea port of Thessalonika was one of the first bases for the spread of Christianity. Among its Christian monuments are fine churches, some built on the Greek cross plan and others on the three-nave basilica plan. Constructed over a long period, from the 4th to the 15th century, they constitute a diachronic typological series, which had considerable influence in the Byzantine world. The mosaics of the rotunda, St Demetrius and St David are among the great masterpieces of early Christian art.
From our members:
otaniemi visited from 9/20/2015 to 9/20/2015.
smittytabb visited from 10/1/2013 to 10/1/2013.
Planinar visited from 5/8/2008 to .
nitorch visited from 9/8/2007 to .
billyliu visited from 5/15/2007 to 5/15/2007.
kriskukul visited from 7/15/2002 to 7/15/2002.
byronmullens visited from 6/10/2001 to 6/10/2001.