The Church of the Annunciation-at-Arkazhi

By the south-western border of the open-air museum of wooden architecture is the single-cupolaed Church of the Annunciation (1179), reconstructed in its upper section during the second half of the 17th century. In 1189 the church was painted. Fresco fragments survive only in the altar. Cleared of later over-paintings are the frescoes of the diaconicon (Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist), the central apse (two tiers of prelates' figures) and the small altar (the Our Lady cycle).