Photos: Peering into a 12th-Century Byzantine Monastery

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Byzantine monastery

Credit: Ioanna Kakoulli, UCLA
Hundreds of years before asbestos became ubiquitous in the construction industry, Byzantine monks used the fibrous material in plaster coatings underlying…Read More »

their wall paintings during the late 1100s, suggests new research in the Byzantine monastery Enkleistra of St. Neophytos in Cyprus.   Less «
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