Posted by: ohrid365days | April 12, 2009

Macedonian icon tour-April 2009

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For admirers of the art of fresco painting and the Byzantine period,  Ohrid collection of icons is among the most precious in the world.

The Gallery of Ohrid Icons is located within the complex of the church of St. Bogorodica Perivlepta (St. Clement). The Collection comprises numerous icons; however only about 30 of them have been estimated as masterworks created in a longer period that lasted from 11th to 19th century.

After several visits by the Apostle Paul to Thessaloniki, Christianity began to quickly spread throughout Macedonia. Confirmation of this are a number of early Christian basilicas in Macedonia, including a hundred or so square meters of excellently preserved floor mosaics abounding in iconography and showing a high level of technical expertise.

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