Deriki Church

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The church was founded on the slope of the second valley, which is a namesake lying approximately 1 km far from the road reaching Karaköy from the valley to the southeast of the Hasankeyf Castle.

Deriki Church
Deriki Church

It has a simple architecture extending in the east-west direction with a single apse semicircular in plan, and a main building consisting of a narthex and a single nave. The upper portion of walls and barrel-vaulted roof have been completely demolished. Two small sections were attached to the south of the building in later periods.

A circular pool with a diameter of about 0.40 m was uncovered on the floor of the exedra-like section at the end of the apse in the church during the 2005 campaign. The architectural parts revealed in the squares K.3.1 and K.3.2 suggest that it may belong to an ambon. The debris inside the church was removed to uncover the floor.

The architectural material used include cut limestone slabs in wall corners, door and window openings, and rubber stone cemented with cas mortar in the masonry of other walls. The floor of the church was paved with stones, and the vaulted roof was externally coated with bricks .