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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 a large Orthodox complex.
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: 160mm x 220mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:340 Structures
770 Religious Beliefs
780 Religious Practices
790 Ecclesiatical Organization
850 Infancy and Childhood
860 Socialization
Bibliography:Delated quotations
Copyright:Личен Архив Биляна Брайкова Карастоянова
Archive:Bilyana Braykova Karastoyanova, Inv. No.: BK_031
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova