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Early Churches

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will discuss a few examples of early Christian churches.

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Terms to Know
Aisles

The walkway between the sections of seats located, for example in a theater.

Ambulatory

An area for walking, usually semicircular, around the apse of a church.

Apse

An architectural term; a recess or semicircular space in a building, vaulted and used often by the choir in a church.

Basilica

A columned meeting hall in ancient Rome, later a church with columns.

Cathedral

The main church that contains the bishop’s throne.

Clerestory

A part of a building that rises above the roofs – basically windows above eye level primarily for allowing light and ventilation.

Mausoleum

A tomb or building containing tombs.

Mosaic

A system of patterns on a floor, wall, ceiling constructed of small color pieces of inlaid stone, glass, or clay or other types of materials.

Nave

A long central aisle that extends the whole length of the church.