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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila

The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, © Bilyana Braykova Karastoyanovaenlarge


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Object:The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila
Description:Panorama photograph of an Orthodox church complex, including a tower in the background. A child is standing in front of the temple, and two adults, probably priests, are standing underneath the arches in front of the church door.
Comment:The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery, is situated in the south-western Rila mountains. Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical, and architectural monuments. The oldest buildings in the complex are the Tower of Hrelyu (1334 – 1335) and a small church right next to it (1343).
Date:Not after 1956
Creator:Karastoyanov, Bozhidar Dimitrov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 450mm x 550mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:340 Structures
770 Religious Beliefs
780 Religious Practices
790 Ecclesiatical Organization
850 Infancy and Childhood
860 Socialization
Copyright:Личен Архив Биляна Брайкова Карастоянова
Archive:Bilyana Braykova Karastoyanova, Inv. No.: BK_016
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova