Innovative design for an Early Christian Church – Caunus, Turkey

Temple tombs at Dalyan

In the ancient city of Caunus, on the Dalyan River, there are ruins, standing quite high, of an exquisite new and beautiful design of an early Byzantine church. It had a dome on pendentives with an intimate atmosphere flooded inside with light.

It was truly innovative as all the churches up to then in the areas had been dull and dark, in which it was difficult to hear what was being said they were certainly not inspiring. At Caunus it was demonstrated that all that could be changed.