Friday, October 31, 2014

History Mystery

 Very near our new house are the ruins of an ancient monastery built in the fifth and ninth centurys.
 There are intrically carved stones and remnants of pillars.

 But there is also a random metal structure over part of the ruins that we couldn't figure out. It is obviously recently added. As the place adjoins an area still in use by those monastically inclined, we don't know if it is an Orthodox or nonorthodox use :-)

3 comments:

Melissa Hunter-Kilmer said...

::groan:: ;-)

D.L. Diener said...

I found this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrog_monastery is that it?

Steve, Laura, Ruth and Esther said...

No Lynn. Ostrog is intact and "only" 500 ish years old. This monastery is named Zlatica. There are tons of monasteries in Montenegro.
http://www.podgorica.travel/en/expore-podgorica/cultural-heritage/archaeological-sites/zlatica-an-archaeological-site-from-5th-to-9th-century