Metamorphosis on Antigone

The Church of the Metamorphosis is located on the island of Burgazada (Antigone) of the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea near Constantinople. It is a 19th century church built in 1868 on the ruins of a Byzantine church that might be identified with the Monastery of the Theokoryphotos. The church, possibly built in the 12th century, was destroyed in 1630.

Reconstructed plan by Ousterhout

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References

“The Church of the Transfiguration on Burgazada” by Ousterhout & Akyurek

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium edited by Alexander Kazhdan

 

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