Cross-Domed Church

   Church whose core consists of four barrel-vaults radiating from a central bay surmounted by a dome with the north, south, and west sides of the core enveloped by aisles and galleries. Haghia Sophia in Thessalonike (q.v.), perhaps early eighth century in date, is an example.

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