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Saving Armenia’s Medieval Frescoes
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
YEREVAN, ARMENIA—Rainwater has seriously damaged frescoes at the ruins of the twelfth-century monastery of Kobayr in northern Armenia. Depicting Christ and the twelve apostles, the frescoes are the now object of a joint Armenian-Italian mission aimed at renovating the works of art. The ruins are also decorated with elaborate inscriptions in both Armenian and Georgian.
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