Revisiting the ‘Cupola Church’ in the Sanctuary of Hagia Thekla (Meriamlik) under the Light of Recent Archaeological Data

Balcı Güngör Ö. B., Ar B.

24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Venice, Italy, 22 - 27 August 2022, pp.20

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Venice
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.20
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The ‘Cupola Church’, located in Hagia Thekla Archaeological Site near ancient Seleukeia in Cilicia, has been revisited with the help of recent developments in documentation technologies to clarify the contradictions created by the differences in former restitution plans based on several field surveys in the last century. In addition to the building itself, its surroundings and nearby structures are also documented in order to reveal functional relations. As a result, it has been possible to revise the previous restitution proposals under the light of new findings related to surrounding wall remains, forecourt, Southern side chamber and vaulted substructures.