Karyes, Mt. Athos, May 6, 2022
A worker who had lived on Mt. Athos for more than 50 years was found hanged in his cell recently.
The 82-year-old man from Lemnos was considered one of the best stone masons working on the Holy Mountain. The cause of death is unknown, although reports indicate that he has been experiencing psychological problems lately, reports makthes.gr.
The man was discovered on Wednesday by the monks with whom he was staying in Karyes, the Athonite capital. Although the man was retired, he chose to remain on the Holy Mountain.
The case is being investigated by the Mt. Athos Police Department, and his body has been transported to Thessaloniki for an autopsy.