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2058 – The glory of Agiou Andreou

The enormous skiti Agiou Andreou, with its many domes, emerged from the mist. Though merely a skiti, and belonging to Vatopedi (after the Russian period ended), it is much larger than many other monasteries on the Holy Mountain. Inside the … Continue reading

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2001 – The katholikon of Panteleimonos in one century

1917 French army photographer Millet.1918 French army photographer Fernand Cuville. 19441948 La sainte Montagne1969 Jan Paul ten Bruggencate. A year before, in 1968, a big fire destroyed the entrance section  and the guesthouse and left half of the monastery in … Continue reading

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1960 – very detailed high res French army map 1939

A fragment of a new discovered map (thanks to Peter Howorth) made by the French army in 1939. Very detailed and rather accurate. Above three Russian buildings, on the left the monastery of Panteleimonos in the middle Paleomonasterio, here named … Continue reading

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1779 – Russians 1000 years on Athos

The almost completely restored Russian monastery of Panteleimonos will be the place where the festivities 1016 – 2016 will take place. The first Russian monastery on Mount Athos was founded during the rule of Holy Prince Vladimir. The earliest written … Continue reading

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1437 – Panteleimons ruins

Around 1980 a lot of buildings of the Panteleimonos complex  were still more or less intact. Especially the storage and livingquarters up the hill in the top middle of this photograph. They are abandoned but they still have roofs.                                                                        Here … Continue reading

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1381 – Paleo Monastiro or old Roussikon

Vintage photo (1870?)of one of the first settlements of the Russians on Mount Athos, Paleo Monastiro or Old Roussikon, approximately 400 meters above Panteleimonos.  The white building is obviosly newly built. On the left,clearly,  a part of the old monastery … Continue reading

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