Labraunda in late antiquity c. 300-600 A.D
Sammanfattning: This thesis presents my work on five late-antique buildings discovered inLabraunda, divided into five parts. Part I discusses the East Church, PartII the recent work at the Tetraconch, Part III the South Thermae, Part IVthe remains of late-antique structures at the Oikoi building and finallyPart V the most recent work at the West Church. The thesis is put togetherfrom six separate articles that have been slightly revised in order to forma continuous text. The first published article New research on CarianLabraunda in late antiquity,1 was mainly a general survey of thelate-antique buildings and architectural marbles excavated at Labraundabetween 1948 and 1960. The section on the Byzantine Church, here called theEast Church (in Part I), was primarily based on my M.A. thesis TheByzantine Church at Labraunda.2 A more detailed architectural analysis onthe East Church was presented in the paper Recent research on the churchesof Labraunda at the 60-year-anniversary symposium of the excavations atLabraunda, held at the Royal Academy of Letters History and Antiquities inStockholm in November of 2008.3 I have published two more articles on theEast Church focusing on the excavations of 2005-2007. The article theByzantine Churches,4 was a descriptive account for the excavation reportbut also with a short note on the restoration work inside the SouthThermae, cf. part 3.1. The article Late-antique glass in sacred context: ahagiasma at Carian Labraunda,5 was an attempt to contextualize the glassfound inside the apse-channel of the East Church; an important find, whichI consider to be the possible genesis of the site as a Christian sanctuary.Part II, deals with the Tetraconch complex from an architectural point ofview, but also the discussion of private establishments in a supposedextra-urban, sanctuary context. It is based on two preliminaryarchaeological reports on the excavations of 2008-2009.6 However, much hasbeen added to this section that has not previously been published. PartsIII and IV, are both mainly based on the first survey of the site in 2006,7but the section on the South Thermae has, as mentioned above, also beensupplemented with the small section on the restoration of 2007. The finalsection, Part V, focuses on the so-called West Church, and is based on thepreliminary archaeological report of 2009.8 Short reports on the marbleambo found in 2007, have been published in several articles.
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