St Demetrius basilica at Same

The early Christian basilica in the Southwest part of modern Same is one of the most representative monuments as far as the city’s transition to Christianity is concerned. It has three naves, a narthex, an outer narthex and annexes. The northern nave used to host a cross-shaped baptismal font, and the main temple was adorned with mosaic floors. The monument, surviving to the level of foundations, has gone through several building phases, one of which included the construction of a later chapel occupying part of the sanctuary and the main temple.

Part of a cemetery with tile-covered graves was investigated to the SE of the temple and next to it.