Mount Athos: Seaward front (S.W.) of the Xeropotamou Monastery

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Collection SPHS BSA Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/4200.8573
Level Item
Description Film negative, approximately quarter plate size, an original negative.
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 cm
Place Xeropotamou 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: 1911. Xeropotámu, seaward front, 18th-19th cent.".
Notes Date based on Hasluck's visit to Mount Athos to research his book, Mount Athos and its Monasteries (1924).
Further information Xeropotamou Monastery is situated on high ground above the stream from which it takes its name. The monastery has an early foundation, but it is obscured because many documents supporting a very early date were forged in the 18th century during a period of revival of the monasteries. It is, however, connected to the legend of the raids of Michael Palaeologus in the 11th century. When Hasluck visited the monastery in 1911, he observed relatively modern buildings, dating to the rebuilding in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Hasluck, F.W. 1924. Athos and its Monasteries, London: Kegan Paul (pp. 115-121)