By the 3rd c., Christian buildings in many areas of the empire were becoming recognizable landmarks, even though not yet monumental. In the late 3rd c., there is evidence for a 'building boom' in renovation by Christian churches, but they were not as yet basilical. Here we see a reconstruction of a church hall (dubbed 'aula ecclesiae') below San Crisogono at Rome, which is not a renovated house but a hall or warehouse with exterior porticoes. It was later remodeled to be basilical.
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