TAESP: Places of Special Interest Dataset

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POSI Number TP030
GU number GU0340
SIA Number TS08
Intensive Survey Zone Asinou
Village Nikitari
Locality Kapsalia
Easting 497575.00
Northing 3878280.00
Elevation (m) 445.00
References Stylianou & Stylianou 1985 [Link to Bibliography]
Source Aerial
Aerial Photograph 63-35-036
Team Leader ESG
References Church: Stylianou & Stylianou 1985: 114-140.
Summary Panayia Phorviotissa church and enclosure; geophysics
Topography Located on spur overlooking river - on bedrock
Vegetation 4 eucalyptus trees and 1 cypress
Access Road from Nikitari
Description Environment Located on bedrock spur with 2 gullies on either side. Overlooking river. Located in forested area (to the north of forest cairns as well as south). Immediate area cultivated with almonds and olives (100 m away).
Pottery Some
Tile Some
Chipped Stone None
Ground Stone None
Slag None
Architecture Abundant
Visibility (%) 100
Description POSI Rectangular building with traditional alpine roof covering domes. Recess at east end. Several phases of construction (2 in body of church). Additional buttresses added on north wall (structural problems?). Frescos on outside walls of building (northeast side); supporting arch on north wall; north and south wall have 2 supporting blocks with inside niches. Blocked doorway on north wall. Fragmentary paintings on plaster on all walls - painting on north wall probably hidden from outside). Enclosure wall shows evidence of different phasing - old wall with large ashlar blocks with lichen. Wall on church: re-used stone (worked limestone, tile). Buttress has water pipes in construction material (look Roman). Walls made of different materials: ashlar blocks, mixture of rounded stone and pottery. Church is sitting on a stone built platform. Rubble located in NE portion of enclosed area, as well as on other side of enclosure. Door on NE side of church may have been moved.
Settlement No
Church Yes
Building Yes
Bridge No
Check Dam No
Threshing Floor No
Tomb No
Kiln No
Other Structure No
Rock No
Mine/Adit No
Botany No
Extraction No
Road No
Pottery No
Lithics No
View No
Geomorphology No
Prehistoric No
Iron Age No
Hellenistic/Roman No
Medieval/Ottoman Yes
Modern Yes
Slag No
Shrine No
Entered By SED
Entered Date 18/7/2001 00:00:00
Recorded By ESG
Recorded Date 18/7/2001 00:00:00