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Mural painting

Moldovita Monastery, Romania

Built in 1532 by Petru Rareș, (illegitimate son of Stephen III of Moldavia) it served as a protective barrier against the Ottoman conquerors. This monastery is one of the eight monasteries in Bucovina with frescoes painted on the outer walls. The frescoes were painted by Toma of Suceava in 1537 and represent "the holy scriptures in color". Moldovița and the other monasteries in the region were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1993, as the Painted churches of Moldavia. The architectural style of the monastery is Byzantine and Gothic.

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Taken on July 2, 2017