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CHURCHES OF LESVOS

CHURCHES OF LESVOS
Lesvos, Greece
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BACKGROUND

The island of Lesvos contains a large number of historic churches, many with fine religious iconography. They represent a continuum of ecclesiastical architecture beginning in the early Christian period and continuing through the late nineteenth century. Notable among these is the church of Perivolis convent, or Moni Perivolis, located in the west of the island. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

After inclusion on the Watch, WMF supported a summer field program on Lesvos for graduate students in historic preservation, the goals of which were an in-depth assessment of Moni Perivolis and a preliminary survey of the other eleven churches. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The aims of this project were twofold: to provide a useful resource to the stewards of the Lesvos churches in the form of a conservation study, and to provide training in historic building documentation and assessment skills for graduate students in historic preservation. Providing such opportunities to professionals-in-training is a key aspect of WMF’s educational mission. (...)

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