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Studenica Monastery
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 12-14th century
Date of Inscription: 1986
Location: Europe, Serbia, Republic of Serbia, Raška District, Commune of Kraljevo, Village of Studenica
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Description: Stevan Nemanja (founder of the medieval Serb state) established the Studenica Monastery in the late 12th century soon after his abdication. It is among Serbia's largest and richest Orthodox monasteries. The Church of the Virgin and the Church of the King (its two principal monuments), both constructed of white marble, boast precious 13th- and 14th-century collections of Byzantine painting. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Studenica monastery (Serbian: Манастир Студеница / Manastir Studenica) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery situated 39 km southwest of Kraljevo, in central Serbia. It is one of the largest and richest Serb Orthodox monasteries. It was founded in 1190 by Stefan Nemanja - founder of the medieval Serb state - its fortified walls encompass two churches: the Church of the Virgin, and the Church of the King, both of which were built using white marble. The monastery is best known for its collection of 13th- and 14th century Byzantine-style fresco painting. In 1986 UNESCO included Studenica monastery on the list of World Heritage Sites. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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