Michael Psellos (left) with his student, Byzantine Emperor Michael VII Doukas. Codex 234, f. 245a, Mount Athos, Pantokrator Monastery/ Κώδ. 234, φ. 254α, Άγιον Όρος, Μονή Παντοκράτορος
A Byzantine manuscript dating back to 12th century was returned to Greece in September 2014 by the JP Getty Museum. The Byzantine Illuminated New Testament was stolen in 1960 from the Holy Monastery of Dionysou in Mount Athos and later acquired by the JP Getty Museum as part of a private collection. Repatriation was made possible through the mobilization of the Greek Ministry of Culture based on the Framework for Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry and the JP Getty Museum since 2011.
Από την παράσταση των αρχαίων φιλοσόφων στις τοιχογραφίες της Τράπεζας (Μεγίστη Λαύρα, Άγιον Όρος)-Detail from the wall-paintings depicting the ancient Greek philosophers, in the refectory (Great Lavra, Mount Athos)
Beautiful Koliva made by the Monks of Mt Athos
Eastern peocession in the Pantheleimonos Monastery, Athos 1985 (Zbigniew Kosc) Tags: blackandwhite art dark easter greek photography prayer religion monk greece monastery christianity procession russian orthodox monastic athos russikon zbigniewkosc pantheleimonos