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Church of Saint Lazarus
Cyprus

The church was built in the 9th Century by Emperor Leo VI on the site of St. Lazarus' tomb. Church was transformed into a mosque by the Turks and was restored in the 16th century.

Copyright: Kirill makarov
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Uploaded: 06/12/2011
Updated: 16/10/2014
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Tags: church; saint; lazarus; larnaca; orthodox; cyprus; mediterranean; ancient; building; christian; christianity; cross; culture; european; exterior
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