Great Christian Basilica of Tipasa

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Carole Raddato
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published on 31 January 2023
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The Great Christian Basilica of Tipasa (modern Tipaza in Algeria), built around the 4th century CE, is the largest Christian building excavated in Roman Africa. Particularly impressive, the basilica is 58 m (190 ft) long and 42 m wide (137 ft) and includes seven naves separated by columns topped by arcades, part of which is still visible. Some 700 square metres (7534 sq ft) of mosaic cover the basilica floor and decorate the central aisles.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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