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1551 – Esfigmenou: the ossuary

When you leave the monastery and go West, you will first pass the gardens Here is picture of the gardens, shot towards the East. On the plan below you see buildings M5 (general store). The three buildings with the Psi … Continue reading

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1312 – Lavra: the ossuary area

On our way to Prodromou we made a quick visit to the Great Lavra monastery. Although I visited this spot a couple of times before, I’d never had a chance to find the ossuary. Before visiting these buildings outside the … Continue reading

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1176 – Zwergers book "Wege am Athos": old paths and deathly victims

Skulls of monks in the ossuarium of Bogoroditsa In Blog nr 1119 I wrote my first impressions about this book (buy it here!). It is not an easy task to make a summary of its contents, because mr Zwerger chose to write … Continue reading

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1091 – Dionysiou: graveyard/ossuary (day 2 -11)

The ossuarium of Dionysiou, where they keep the bones of the deceased monks It looks like space is running out ….. There is room left in this part of the building, where skulls are piled up. Some of the skulls have … Continue reading

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694 – A trip to Athos (day 3 nr 11)

(last post see 656) After the service in the katholikon we had some time to have a look outside the monasterie walls. The road that leads to Stavronikita with the aquaduct (photo from the outer wall) Cypres Stavronikita When you … Continue reading

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