Orthodox relics in Ashmolean museum, Oxford

Ashmolean museum keeps an exciting collection of Orthodox icons and church relics. A gilded wooden gate was the entrance to iconostasis in St. Sophia(Istanbul) – the oldest church of Eastern Christians. The oldest in the collection is the ivory icon of St. Marry dating back to the 11th century. If you want to see part of the Orthodox heritage, you should visit the Ashmolean museum. #oxfordmuseum #oxfordtour #oxford #orthodox