THE CHURCH OF AGACALTI

The plan of this church is cruciform, the arms of which are barrel-vaulted, and has a dome and three apses. The main apse and the southern apse are collapsed. Entrance to the church is by this collapsed main apse. It is also known as the church of St Daniel, due to the picture of St Daniel on the wall opposite the entrance. Red, gray and yellow were used on a white background to decorate the church. The vault of the north arm of the cross is covered in various motifs. This church belongs to the Pre-Iconoclastic period or between 9th and 11th centuries.

Scenes: Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Flight into Egypt, Baptism, Koimesis (Falling Asleep of Mother Mary),Daniel among the Lions; on the dome are Ascension and portraits of saints.

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