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Journal of Dalmatian archaeology and history, Vol.106 No.1 November 2013. -

During recent rescue excavations conducted on Petra Zoranića

square in Zadar, the remains of an earlier-known church were

discovered, which has been identified as the Church of St. Peter of

the Windlass mentioned in medieval documents. A sarcophagus

with an engraved epitaph of Georgius, preist and recluse, was

found in the south-west corner of the church. The sarcophagus

fully corresponds to the formational and decorative standards of

identical monuments from the latter half of the eighth and first half

of the ninth centuries. This does not comply with the radiocarbon

dating of the remains of the deceased individual found in the

sarcophagus. At some point in his life, Georgius opted for the

strictest form of solitary life, which implied lifelong isolation from

the outside world, inside the walls of a small cell. His interment in a

sarcophagus on which he is referred to as PRESBITER ET RECLAVSVS

suggests that he persisted in this to the end of his life.

Zadar; Church of St. Peter of the Windlass; pre-Romanesque sarcophagus; Georgius; presbyter; recluse



Author: Jakov Vučić -

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