The Church of Mary Mother of God on Mount Gerizim

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During the Byzantine period, in 484 CE, an octagonal church, the Church of Mary Mother of God (Theotokos), was built on the summit of Mount Gerizim. Its centralized form is typical of commemorative churches, known as martyria. Mount Gerizim is a sacred place for the Samaritans, and this building shows that many of them had converted to Christianity.

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