Entrance to Monastery (Voulkanou) on the Summit of Mount Ithome near Messene

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Collection SPHS BSA Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/0275.1499
Level Item
Description Film negative, smaller than half plate size, an original negative.
Dimensions 12 x 10 cm
Place Ithome
Dates 1903-1904
Creator Caton, Dr Richard C.
Scope and Content Part of a group of images donated by the Argonaut Camera Club, taken on excursions and cruises in Greece and Asia Minor. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Messene: entrance to monastery on summit of Ithome".
Notes The image may come from an Easter cruise of the Hellenic Travellers Club on the S.Y. Argonaut ca. 1903-1904. According to the Times account of the first "Argonaut" schoolmaster cruise in 1901 (April 26, 1901, p. 11), Messene was not on the itinerary. Therefore, dates must be either 1903 or 1904 as there were no schoolmaster cruises in 1902.
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.
Related records [BRF/02/01/15/015], Voulkano Monastery, 1903-1904
Reference 1904 JHS 24: Catalogue of Slides. c.SPHS 1499. Link to article
1904 JHS 24: Catalogue of Slides. cii.SPHS 1499. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 41.SPHS 1499. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 45.SPHS 1499. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 74.SPHS 1499. Link to article