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This 11th C church is named after two ( rather non-specific ) depressions in the rock floor immediately beneath a fresco of the Ascension. Symbolic? It is relatively small, with 2 free standing columns, the shape of a Greek cross, and several apses. Numerous frescoes detail the life of Jesus from birth through maturity with the largest number at the time of the crucifixion. The main dome offers a figure of Jesus surrounded by the busts of angels, the secondary domes images of important angels like Michael and Gabriel, and the upper walls under the main dome feature the four Evangelists.
Access to the church is by a steep metal stairway, which represents a bottleneck for visiting tour groups. The original entrance is up a narrow carved set of stairs, but the narthex has collapsed so that a new entranceway was constructed.
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