Agia Marina Church
The church of Agia Marina is located in the eastern edge of Cyprus, Derynia, (Famagusta district) situated within the Buffer Zone controlled by the United Nations peacekeeping forces.
Since the creation of the buffer zone in 1964 and its extension in 1974, the area and the church itself is inaccessible to the general public without a proper permit issued by the UN.
A late 11Th century date has been proposed by for the chapel. The church is one of the oldest within the Famagusta region. Originally, it was a single-domed chapel without a narthex. Later a domed narthex was added to the west, and probably during the 14th century, a vaulted single-aisle chapel was attached to the south. Today the ecclesiastical complex consists of two equal-sized small churches linked by passages.
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Hermon, S., Nicolucci, F., Yiakoupi, K., Kolosova, A., Iannone, G., Faka, M., Kyriacou, P., Nicolucci, V., 2013. Documenting Architectonic Heritage in Confl ict Areas. The case of Agia Marina Church, Derynia, Cyprus. In: Built Heritage Monitoring Conservation Management, pp.800-808