Fresco of Christ with crucifix halo and book, with hand raised in gesture of blessing, from the Church of Labova e Kryqit, or church of the Holy Cross, dedicated to St Mary, one of the oldest churches in Albania, mainly 13th century although with Byzantine foundations of 527-565 AD in the time of Emperor Justinian, Labova e Kryqit, Gjirokastra, Albania. The nave and aisle form a cruciform plan and the high central cupola is typically Byzantine. The interior walls are covered with 9 levels of frescoes. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Fresco of Christ with crucifix halo and book, with hand raised in gesture of blessing, from the Church of Labova e Kryqit, or church of the Holy Cross, dedicated to St Mary, one of the oldest churches in Albania, mainly 13th century although with Byzantine foundations of 527-565 AD in the time of Emperor Justinian, Labova e Kryqit, Gjirokastra, Albania. The nave and aisle form a cruciform plan and the high central cupola is typically Byzantine. The interior walls are covered with 9 levels of...
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