Hagios Dionysios Areopagites

Department Archive
Collection Byzantine Research Fund
Reference No. BRF/01/01/01/026
Level Item
Place Hagios Dionysios Areopagites
Athens
Dates 1888-1890
Creator Weir Schultz, Mr Robert
Barnsley, Mr Sidney Howard
Scope and Content Ground plan. This is a preliminary drawing entitled, St. Dionysios Areopagite-Athens. Further annotation in pencil survives including part of title in Greek.
Further information Very little survives now of the Byzantine (10th c.?) church of Hagios Dionysios at Areos Pagos. The ruins indicate that the church must have followed the architectural type of a three-aisled basilica with narthex very similar to that of the Pantanassa church (Megalo Monastiri). A small chapel was attached to the ruinous building during the period of the Ottoman occupation. The church must have served as a burial/mortuary monument: a considerable number of tombs have been excavated under the church floor.