Dienstag, 29. Oktober 2019, 18:15 - 19:15 iCal

The North-west Church in Hippos

on the Sea of Galilee as a mirror of its community (Polish excavations 2000-2009)


Prof. Dr. Jolanta Młynarczyk (University of Warsaw)


Seminarraum 12, Institut für Klassische Archäologie
Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1. Stock, 1190 Wien


The North-west Church, erected probably in the early 6th century, was a three-aisled basilica with a spacious atrium and two side wings. The excavations yielded sound proofs that it was liturgically active till the very moment of its destruction in the earthquake of AD 749. The final phase, however, was that of increasing poverty of the local Christian community as reflected by shrinkage of the liturgical space toward the areas of domestic activities such as wine pressing, grain processing and lime burning.


Institut für Klassische Archäologie


Günther Schörner
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Klassische Archäologie