1000 Wonders of the World!
Hosios Loukas
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Hosios Loukas

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Greece
The church is built on a cross-in-square plan with a large dome supported by squinches defining an octagonal space. In the 11th and 12th centuries it was decorated with superb marble works as well as mosaics on a gold background, all characteristic of the 'second golden age of Byzantine art'.
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