Sacred Complex from the 10th Century

Sacred complex is situated in the southeast corner of the Fortress. The foundation remains of the complex were discovered in 1981 shedding some light to hitherto not very much known Smederevo church history.
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The original single-nave church with shallow semicircular apse in the east and square narthex in the west got after rebuilding two square choirs, deeper apse of horseshoe-shape and completely unusual triconchal chapels added to the north and south of narthex

The original single-nave church with shallow semicircular apse in the east and square narthex in the west got after rebuilding two square choirs, deeper apse of horseshoe-shape and completely unusual triconchal chapels added to the north and south of narthex

Large section of the necropolis has been investigated yielding many archaeological finds of which rather interesting is a pair of golden earrings with coat of arms and monogram of the Byzantine imperial Palaiologos family

Large section of the necropolis has been investigated yielding many archaeological finds of which rather interesting is a pair of golden earrings with coat of arms and monogram of the Byzantine imperial Palaiologos family

In the course of archaeological investigations of the Sacred complex carried out from 1981 to 1986 and in 2012 diverse and multi-layered foundation remains, complex building entities that had been additionally built and rebuilt on many occasions have been discovered

In the course of archaeological investigations of the Sacred complex carried out from 1981 to 1986 and in 2012 diverse and multi-layered foundation remains, complex building entities that had been additionally built and rebuilt on many occasions have been discovered

Earlier evidence for the existence of church buildings in the Smederevo town consisted mostly of scarce written records and stone fragments from demolished church that Turks used when building the Water tower at the confluence of the Jezava and the Danube

Earlier evidence for the existence of church buildings in the Smederevo town consisted mostly of scarce written records and stone fragments from demolished church that Turks used when building the Water tower at the confluence of the Jezava and the Danube

The church has been conserved and partially reconstructed during 2012

The church has been conserved and partially reconstructed during 2012

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