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Church of Peter

Church of Peter
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Church of Peter is located 2 kilometers north from Novi Pazar. In the 1979., together with the medieval complex of Old Ras, church is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the oldest monument of religious architecture in Serbia.

 

Church of Peter - Foto: D.Bosnić

The church is a rotunda with inscribed quatrefoil ground plan and dates from the Byzantine era. Frescoes at the inside dates from X, XII and XIII century. By the method of construction it is similar to the churches from the region of Georgia and Armenia.

 

During the archaeological excavations conducted in 1957. the large number of Greek vases, silverware, gold jewelry, bronze objects and glass and amber items and decorations of immense scientific value was discovered. Some of the church elements with its design and shapes indicating their origin from the preromana Coast.

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