ICFA.NA.0261, Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks.

Wall paintings (late thirteenth-century) from the martyrial church of St. Euphemia (fifth century), January 1940. 

The remains of the church were revealed serendipitously during the demolition of Istanbul’s old central prison in late 1939. Artamonoff did not miss the opportunity to capture these newly discovered finds. This photographs illustrated the first scholarly article on the structure by German archaeologist, Kurt Bittel and Alfons Maria Schneider (1941), who excavated at the site in 1942.