A chapel attached to the tomb and/or relics of a Christian martyr which often developed into a major church or cathedral.
A martyrium is a structure built at `a site which bears witness to the Christian faith, either by referring to an event in Christ`s life or Passion, or by sheltering the grave of a martyr`. Martyria, mostly small, were very common after the early 4th century, when Constantine became the first emperor to make the Nicene Creed ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrium_(architecture)
A church or other building erected on a site sacred to Christianity, symbolising a place of martyrdom or marking the grave of a martyr.
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An edifice built over the site of a tomb of a martyr frequently became the site of cathedrals.Found on http://www.athenapub.com/14glossary.htm
Latin, meaning: n, martyrdom Found on http://archives.nd.edu/mmm.htm
martyrium 1. A shrine erected in memory of a martyr. 2. A church or other edifice built at a site, especially a tomb, associated with a Christian martyr or saint.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2877/
shrine erected in memory of a martyrFound on http://phrontistery.info/m.html
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