660 – National Geographic and Athos

In september 1916 and december 1983 The National Geographic Magazine published articles about Athos.

From the 1916 magazine I can only show you the cover:
National_geographic_sept_1916

and this picture of father Macarios from Simonopetra taken in 1982 and published in december 1983:
National_geographic_1982_father_ma
Photograph by James L. Stanfield

Wim, 5/1

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3 Responses to 660 – National Geographic and Athos

  1. Joshua Funk says:

    You must look very closely!

    The particular photo of the monk opening the box of bones was altered by one of National Geographic’s staff.

    The skull in the box was pasted on somehow and doesn’t belong to the photo.

    This isn’t very apparent in the colour photo but I noticed it very clearly first when it was rendered in black and white for a book cover.

    Do you notice it too?

  2. herman voogd says:

    You maybe right. It is impossible to close the box, the right skull does not fit in.

  3. Vasilis says:

    Keliotes informs us in his blog nr 399 http://agioritikesmnimes.pblogs.gr/ that there will be published a third volume december 2009.

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