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Panagia Kamariotissa on Chalke

The Church of Panagia Kamariotissa is on Chalke (modern Heybeliada) of the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea near Constantinople. It is located on the grounds of Turkish Naval Academy and closed to the public.  It is a tetraconch building probably dating to the 11th-12th century.


Photo by David Talbot-Rice

From Birmingham East Mediterranean Archive

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Plan by David Mathews


“Observations on the Church of Panagia Kamariotissa on Heybeliada (Chalke), Istanbul” by Thomas F. Mathews and Cyril Mango

Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople: Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries by V. Marinis

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium edited by Alexander Kazhdan


Heybeliada (Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection)

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