Trabzon’s vandalized Vazelon Monastery to be restored after years of neglect

Source: Hurriyet Daily News

March 6, 2018


A restoration project for the Vazelon Monastery, located in the Maçka district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon, is underway after the ancient site fell into ruins due to neglect, vandalism and treasure hunters’ raids.

The exact foundation date of the monastery in uncertain, though some researchers think the foundation of the monastery could be between A.D. 270-317. The monastery was restored by Emperor Justinianus in 565 and has undergone numerous repairs and restoration processes prior to the present day.

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Bertinos3/8/2018 1:40 pm
The same mayor of Maçka is also dreaming of restoring the third monastic gem of Pontus (apart from Soumelá): Ag. Georgios Peristeriotis aka Kuştul Manastırı.

More info in Turkish, with a tempting rendering of the reconstruction, can be found at
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