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The temple of Zeus was used by the Byzantines as a Church.
In Turkey during the examination of the temple of Zeus in the municipal education Cavdarhisar archaeologists have discovered about 400 previously unknown drawings by the Byzantines and Turkic tribes.
This writes with reference to rambler.ru.
According to Daily Sabah, we are talking about the temple in the ancient city Aizanoi, which is called the second Ephesus. Excavations of it began in 1926, but so far, the archaeologists make interesting discoveries.
This year they found about 400 images of the Byzantines and Turkic tribe Chavdar, dated XII-XIII centuries. This suggests that the Byzantines and Turks lived together in the city in the post-Roman period.
“The temple of Zeus was used by the Byzantines as a Church during the monotheistic period, so the crosses were depicted on the walls, – said the head of the expedition Dr. elif Lakes. We found hundreds of crosses carved with nails and other sharp objects. Also found the text of the prayer to Mary, the mother of Jesus.”
Drawings Turkic tribe Chavdar depict battle scenes – mostly involving riders. And own warriors were depicted in larger size than enemy soldiers.In addition, the entrance to the temple, found the altar, created in the Roman period. Scientists have found that under the Byzantines, it was converted into the oven for baking.