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A view of the raised apse of the East Hall—looking north.  The cut stone floor and the marble paneling on the walls are visible.

The excavator believes that originally this was either the dining room of the house, or a designated space for women, and that it was later converted into a space for Christians to gather—thus "a Church."

The evidence for this being a "Church" seems to be based upon the findings of a Christogram and "the eyes of God" found in the "narthex" of this structure.  (My limited knowledge of this is based on a sign at the site).

The "Peristyle House with Church" is located south of the Large/North Theater;  It seems to have been constructed in the 3rd-century AD and was destroyed in the earthquake during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Focas (AD 602-610).