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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…

Vukan's Gospel is a 13th-century Serbian illuminated manuscript ( Gospel Book ) in Serbian recension of Church Slavonic . It is one of the oldest preserved Serbian medieval books, with more than 189 pages. It was produced in Ras , which was the capital of the medieval Principality of Serbia , by the monk Symeon for Prince Vukan , the son of King Stefan Nemanja . It is the oldest aprakos written in Rascian. See also List of medieval Serbian literature References…

Fresco of the Dormition of the Virgin and her Assumption, with Christ, God and a host of angels ready to receive her in heaven, 1578, by Nikolla Onufri, son of Onufri, in the 13th century Church of St Mary of Blachernae or Kisha e Shen Meri Vllahernes inside Berat Castle or Kalaja e Beratit, in Berat, South-Central Albania, capital of the District of Berat and the County of Berat. Picture by Manuel Cohen

Italy - Latium region - Anagni. Cathedral Crypt. Fresco by Benedictine Masters, 13th century. Angels of the Apocalypse. Detail - stock photo