1419 – 3 unknown places on early photographs.


This is a Russian kellion. But who knows its location and more details?

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This looks to me the Romanian skiti of Lakkou but I am not sure. Am I right?


This is an interesting ruin. Thebais?

If you know more of these unknown places, please respond.


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4 Responses to 1419 – 3 unknown places on early photographs.

  1. Hans Overduin says:

    Giannis was so kind to provide us with a link that solves the problems to some extent, but because most of the readers I think won’t understand New Greek, I will explain one and an other a bit and add some opinion of my own. My Greek is also limited, but not the Greek of my Greek wife.
    The first photo, according to Giannis, is maybe a workshop/farmhouse near Paleomonastirion. But to my opinion, the caption clearly reads “Kellia Jevatogorza” (if I deciphered it correctly from the Cyrillic), so it is an “independent” kellion somewhere on Agion Oros, maybe near Paleomonastirion. Because in the caption a unique Ukrainian character is used (the “yest”, the first character of the second word), the kellion is maybe Ukrainian.
    For the second photo Giannis is very right. It is shown in the post as a mirror image and therefore it should be flipped left to right. It is not the Romanian skiti of Lakkou (as I also thought), but two kellia seen from Philotheou to the south and belonging to Iviron. The left one (on the correct image) is the kellion of Agios Onofrios, the right one is the kellion of Ag. Prodromos. I have no means to confirm this, but Giannis appears to be certain.
    According to Giannis the third photo is Paleomonastirion at the end of the 19th century. I am not sure of this; the environment looks OK, but I checked my digital archive and I could not find any resemblance. The ruined tower on the left lacks the semi-circular extension and I can’t place the small church (as it appears to be) directly right of the tower in the background. And as far as I know it ain’t Nea Thebais, because the tower certainly isn’t a corner of the unfinished church. So for me this photo stays a fascinating mystery.

  2. Bertinos says:

    @Hans: the “Ukrainian” text is pre-revolutionary Cyrillic, written in an elaborate font, comparable to the popular fonts of the “Wild West”.
    The caption actually reads: “Kellija Svjatogorta”, which simply means “a Kellion/Kellia of the Holy Mountain”.

  3. Bertinos says:

    *Svjatogortsa”, that is

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