Στην Αγγλική γλώσσα
The rocky, dry and inaccesible land of Mani, flourished during the Byzantine era. Most sculptures, preserved here in Mani, illustrate the lavish decorative themes and exquisite artistry of the mid-Byzantine era.
An amazing surge in ecclesiastical art takes place after the year 1262, when Mani once again comes under the rule of the Byzantine Empire after the overturning of the Franks. In the later half of the 13th century, a large number of churches that were built and decorated with wall paintings or layers of wall paintings were discovered. About 35 churches were found in inner Mani, 12 were found on the outskirts of Mani and another 7 in the lower part of Mani. It is also known that the start of Mystra's great traditional art is based on the traditional folk art of Mani. The zenith of these murals is known as the Renaissance of the Palaeologus.
Έκδοση: Σύνδεσμος Τσεριωτών Αττικής "Ο Ευαγγελισμός"