Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Church of St. Pareskevi, Pafos, Cyprus

The church of St. Paraskevi, built in the form of a basilica with five cupolas placed in the shape of a cross, is one of the most important churches in Cyprus. The church of St. Paraskevi was built in the 9th century A.D. and is preserved almost intact in its initial form apart from the western wall which was demolished in the 19th century in order to build an extension. Its uniqueness lies in the frescos, some of which date back to the 9th century A.D. and are of the oldest in the whole of Cyprus.

From a set of 8 stamps, Cyprus through the Ages - Pygmy hippopotamus

Thx Steve!


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