|Collection||Byzantine Research Fund|
Caton, Dr Richard C.
|Scope and Content||Distant view. The photograph is annotated in pencil at the back. Created by Caton?(donor), R C|
|Further information||The monastery of Voulkano or Vourkano lies on the summit of Ithome hill, at a prehistoric/ancient location very close to the ancient temple of Dias Ithomata. The katholikon is an impressive building decorated with frescoes by Moschos brothers in 1608. The monastery was abandoned in the late post-Byzantine period.|
[BSA SPHS 01/4885.4281], Messene: Summit of Ithome, Voulkanou Monastery on the site of the temple, 1903-1904
[BSA SPHS 03/1716.4281], Messene: Summit of Ithome, Voulkanou Monastery on the site of the temple, 1903-1904