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1402 – Paleo Monastiro by Barsky

With the drawing of Barsky made in 1744 we now can determine the exact position of Old Roussikon or Paleo Monastiro. The defense tower on the far left and the wall with an entrance gate is to be seen on … Continue reading

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1360 – Xirapotamou in 1744

This is the monastery of Xiropotamou drawn by Barski or Barsky in 1744.  Very detailed and as we compare it with the recent foto’s you see how little things have changed. The tower on the left is still there but … Continue reading

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570 – Vasily Barsky

The russian pilgim Vasily Barsky visited Athos twice (1725 and 1744). Barsky ‘s drawings are valued especially for the accuracy of their architectural detail in an age before photography. (quote from Graham Speake in his famous book Mount Athos Renewal … Continue reading

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