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Palace of Antiochos

Palace of Antiochos (10/10/2007 v.1) Παλάτι του Αντιόχου (10/10/2007 v.1)

A large palatial complex excavated northwest of the Hippodrome (today Atmeydan) belonged to the praepositus (grand chamberlain) Antiochus serving at the court of Theodosios II (408-450). The early 5th-century monumental palace consisted of two sectors. In the southern sector there was an absidal hexagonal building which was later, probably in the 7th century, converted into the church of St. Euphemia. The northern sector of the palace was originally occupied by a large rotunda and an adjoining...



Palace of Blachernai (Anemas Zindanları)

Palace of Blachernai (Anemas Zindanları) - to be assigned Παλάτι των Βλαχερνών (Ανεμάς Ζιντανλαρί) - to be assigned


Palace of Boukoleon

Palace of Boukoleon (28/6/2007 v.1) Παλάτι Βουκολέοντος (12/4/2007 v.1)

The palace of Boukoleon was composed of two buildings and was lying on the seashore of the Sea of Marmara. Its erection is connected with Theodosios II (408-450), without though any archaeological remains of that period being preserved. Thereafter, its rebuilding was undertaken by Theophilos (829-842) and Nikephoros II Phokas (963-969). This particular palace functioned as mansion and only the upper floor was habitable, while the lower part was used as barracks or encampment for sailors.



Palace of Daphne

Palace of Daphne (21/4/2008 v.1) Παλάτι της Δάφνης (21/4/2008 v.1)

The core of the fourth-century imperial palace at Constantinople, comprising reception and dining halls as well as private apartments, seems to have occupied roughly the area of the Sultan Ahmet Camii complex. This monumental core of the palace of Constantine the Great is usually referred to as the Daphne in scholarly literature.



Palace of Lausos

Palace of Lausos (21/4/2008 v.1) Παλάτι του Λαύσου (21/4/2008 v.1)

The palace of the praepositus Lausos (Lausus) was situated on the north side of the Mese, near and east of the Forum of Constantine. Lausus is best known for his collection of antique statues which included for example Zeus of Olympia by Pheidias. The palace was damaged and the collection destroyed by a fire in 475.



Palace of Magnaura

Palace of Magnaura (21/4/2008 v.1) Παλάτι Μαγναύρας (21/4/2008 v.1)

The Magnaura served as an audience hall in the Great Palace of the Byzantine emperors in the Middle Byzantine period and was situated near the Chalke, the main gate of the Great Palace. First mentioned in 531, it may have been originally the Senate House or a reception hall of the magister officiorum’s praetorium, the official residence of the head of the civil service of the empire in the Early Byzantine period, situated in the Palace. The Magnaura is last mentioned in the tenth-century...



Palaces of Byzantine Constantinople

Palaces of Byzantine Constantinople (7/5/2008 v.1) Παλάτια στη Βυζαντινή Κωνσταντινούπολη (7/5/2008 v.1)

Very little is known of the once famous imperial and aristocratic palaces that adorned Constantinople. The Great Palace, which served as the imperial residence and the center of administration, was an agglomeration of buildings of various dates and forms. Starting in the 11th century, the emperors preferred the Blachernai palace in the northwestern part of the city. Examples of aristocratic residences from the early period are known from the remains of the palace of Antiochοs in the 5th century.



Palaiologan Renaissance

Palaiologan Renaissance - to be assigned Παλαιολόγεια Αναγέννηση - to be assigned


Panagia Mouchliotissa (Kanlı Kilise)

Panagia Mouchliotissa (Kanlı Kilise) (28/6/2007 v.1) Παναγία Μουχλιώτισσα (Κανλί Κιλισέ) (13/4/2007 v.1)

The church was dedicated to Virgin Mary and was also known under many names, such as Panagia of the Mongols, Panagia of Mouchliou etc. It is situated on the quarter of Phanar, near the Orthodox Patriarchate and the Holy Sepulchre’s Metochion. The existence of a temple in that region is recorded already since the 7th century. The present monument, that suffered major alterations during the works of extension in the 18th century, preserves parts of the 11th-century Byzantine church and parts of...



Panagiotis Nikousios

Panagiotis Nikousios - to be assigned Παναγιώτης Νικούσιος - to be assigned