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Nea Moni is one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece situated in Chios island .
It is a royal edifice - as many imperial chrysobullus have proved - which was founded in 1042 A.D. by the Emperor Constantine the Duellist (Monomachus)

Its construction lasted 12 years (1042 - 1056 A.D.)
The church has a "simple" octaconch style.
Mosaics of Nea Moni compose a representative proof of the austere Byzantine Art.

They decorate the walls on the higher surfaces, the domes in the inner narthex, the nave and the holly sanctuary.
The multi colored mosaics are made of natural stone and glass



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