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Title: British Excavations at Bir Messaouda, Carthage 2000-2004
Subtitle: The Byzantine Basilica
Author(s): MILES, Richard
Volume: 81 Date: 2006
New excavations at Bir Messaouda, a piece of open ground in the centre of modern Carthage, have uncovered a very substantial Christian transept basilica which dates to the 6th century AD. The structure bordered the Decumanus Maximus to the north and Cardines IX and X east to the west and east. The complex also comprised of a baptistery and crypt. The building appears to have been in use for much of the Byzantine period before falling into disuse in the later part of the 7th century AD.