After arriving on Athos September 23th 2013 we tried to have a meal in one of the most beautiful trapeza’s on the Holy Mountain, the Vatopedi refectory. Unfortunately the trapeza was already full with pilgrims, so we were asked to move to the building beside the trapeza, the docheio of food cellar, building M/O2 on the plan below (building O1 is the trapeza).
Here in detail the words: Egeneto …(came to pass?) and Batopaidio….(Vatopedi)
What is the purpose of these objects? Because they are found in the food cellar (nowadays with a small kitchen and dining tables), might it be used for storage of food supplies? Does the texts say something about the useage? Are they from the Byzantine era or from the classical/pre-christian time?