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Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List

The Basilica of Hagios Demetrios
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 456
UNESCO region Europe
Coordinates
Inscription history
Inscription 1988 (12th Session)

The city of Thessaloniki in Macedonia, Greece, for several centuries the second-most important city of the Byzantine Empire, played an important role for Christianity during the Middle Ages and was decorated by impressive buildings. In 1988, fifteen monuments of Thessaloniki were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites:[1][2]

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References

  1. ^ "Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika". UNESCO. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΚΛΗΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ UNESCO: Παλαιοχριστιανικά και Βυζαντινά μνημεία Θεσσαλονίκης" (in Greek). Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

External links

  • Παλαιοχριστιανικά και βυζαντινά μνημεία Θεσσαλονίκης. ODYSSEUS Portal (in Greek). Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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