The ruins of the Paleochristian Basilica of Saint Michael in Arapaj
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Arapaj is a village in the former municipality of Rrashbull, Durrës County, Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Durrës. It is a southern suburb of Durrës, located near the Mediterranean coast, approximately 6 kilometres south of this city.
Arapaj is a noted archaeological site, containing the substantial Basilica of Saint Michael dedicated to Saint Michael, an early Palaeo-Christian church which is believed to back to the fifth or sixth century. It has been declared a Cultural Monument of Albania because of its architectural significance. A mosaic unearthed in the Basilica also demonstrates how engrained its culture was later on with the early Byzantine Empire.
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