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Collections Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Laureotiki

Item ID: 199
Item Number: 22
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Laureotiki
Item Name: Virgin Merenda
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Year: 13nth century A.D.
Place: Markopoulo
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Description: In a country region southeast of the city of Markopoulo, rests the chapel of the church of the Virgin Merenda. The name Merenda is a variation of the ancient municipality named “Myrrinounta,” as it is mentioned in Plato’s “Protagoras.”
Thus the current location of the chapel is surrounded by numerous ancient Byzantine monuments and it is considered to be an important place for the Christian faith, as this can be proved by the many elegant chapels in the area.
The chapel follows the cloisonne system in its masonry, rather voluminous in certain parts.