The church of St. Simeon (Guran)

The Church of St. Simeon is located about 350 m to the south of the three-aisled basilica and early medieval settlement. It is positioned at a crossroads of three old roads bordered with a dry wall, one of which leads to the settlement. It is a Romanesque church, with a plain rear wall that has three built-in apses. The presbytery zone is divided from the nave by a continuous altar screen. The walls are preserved up to a height of 2 – 3 m. There is a narrow extension correlated with a privileged burial on the southern side of the church.

During the second building phase, the church was transformed into a three-nave building. It had a burial function, and the graves were found by the southern broadside, behind the rear and by the northern wall. The trapezoidal space in front of the church had a funeral function and was bordered with drywall. According to the ceramic fragments and coins found, dated to the 4th century, the church had two earlier building phases, prior to the final structure.



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