Mount Athos: The great tower of the Karakallou Monastery

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Collection SPHS BSA Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/4571.9410
Level Item
Description Film negative, approximately quarter plate size, an original negative.
Dimensions 11 x 8 cm
Place Karakallou Monastery
Mount Athos
Dates 1911
Creator Hasluck, Dr Frederick William
Collection event Mount Athos (Hasluck) 1911
Scope and Content Part of a series of images taken by F.W. Hasluck during the course of his visit to Mount Athos in 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athos: Caracállou, the great tower".
Notes Date based on Hasluck's visit to Mount Athos to research his book, Mount Athos and its Monasteries (1924).
Further information Early foundations of Karakallou Monastery were thought to be sometime in the 11th century as there is an abbot of Karakallou known from a document of 1087. Another document of the 15th century lists it as an Albanian monastery. However, Karakallou had a second Moldovan foundation in the 16th century when the monastery was re-built. The tower dates to this time and many of the other structures (including the katholikon were restored. A fire in 1874 destroyed the east range and the refectory (trapeza), but by the time Hasluck visited in 1911, it was nearly re-built and monastery prosperous.
Hasluck, F.W. 1924. Athos and its Monasteries, London: Kegan Paul (pp. 177-179)
Reference 1911. BSA 17: 116, fig. 2. Link to article