The Dutch newspaper Handelsblad published this article about a visit to Mount Athos on 23th of February 1930:
“In the area of the Holy Mountains – the treasures from the monasteries” : a quote: “All monasteries see a decline of about 50%, in Panteleimonos the number of monks fell from 3000 to 450. In the days when the Turks ruled over Athos, before 1912, the amount of inhabitants of the Holy Mountain increased, because hundreds of young Greek men went to the Holy Mountain, to prefend being drafted by the Turkish army and to avoid fighting against their own people”.
An Athos monk in his workshop in Karyes
The same photo from the Katholicon of Lavra is used in this newspaper August 22nd 1933
Article from “De Tijd” 24th of August 1934: The monastery-mountain Athos – Vatican of the East
Athos library is shown to visitors
Arsanas Pantocratoros, founded in 1363