1338 – after 13 years: the iron interior of the Protaton church finally removed

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picture by Keliotes – December 2012: the old situation

This week 140 tons of steel was removed from the interior of the Protaton church. In 2000  the iron beams were placed to support the renovation activities. All these years the fine fresco’s of Panselinos were almost invisible for visitors, but from this week they can be seen again! Not without reason some call this church  the “Sistene chapel of the Orthodox world”!. Last Friday 22/2 the famous icon “Axion Esti” also returned to the church.

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pictures thanks to wwwilioudoron800.blogspot.nl/

fresco protaton

Protaton Panselinos fresco

Wim, 23/2

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2 Responses to 1338 – after 13 years: the iron interior of the Protaton church finally removed

  1. George P. says:

    Thank you for the photos. Perhaps there are other photos on line of the restored icons without the scaffolding obstructing the view. Do you know where I can find a link? Many thanks in advance.

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