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Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria | Ancient Castles & Monasteries | Scoop.it
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- Located in Austria

-Built in around 1075 and 1078

-Was used as military base ,prison ,trining camp and residence

-Extension was done on the fortree on 12th C and 16 th C











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Long lost Armenian monastery found inside a rock!

Long lost Armenian monastery found inside a rock! | Ancient Castles & Monasteries | Scoop.it
The discovery The renown ancient Armenian monastery complex 'Tzarakar' has been discovered near the village of Chukurayva, 5 kms south-east of the fortified town of Kechror, modern-day Turkey (the ...
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Cahir Castle

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Cahir Castle
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-Located in Ireland

-Built during the medieval era

-Built in 1142 by the Prince named Conor O’Brien

-Remodeled in the 15th and 17th C

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Earliest Buddhist shrine uncovered

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Archaeologists uncover remains of the "earliest Buddhist shrine" ever found, at Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini, Nepal.
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-Remains were found  buried beneath the present day Maya Devi Temple

-Archaeologists found remains of the "earliest ever Buddhist shrine".

-It is found in the Buddha’s birthplace


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The Holy Monastery of St. Stephen

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-Built around 1400

-Founded by and is now a Greek Orthodox nunnery.

-Founded by St. Antoninus Cantacuzene

-It was destroyed by bomb during WW2

-Was abandoned until 1960

-Currently it is a resident for nuns


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The holy monastery of Varlaam

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-Located in Greece

- A monk named Varlam climbed and settled at the top

-Built in 1350

-Varlam built three churches 

-Not used until 1517 after the death of the monk

 

 

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Phugtal Monaster

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-Located in India

-Was found in the 12th c

-Built  in the mouth of a cave

- 70 monks live in the monastery

 

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Old Wardour - Wiltshire's Hexagonal Castle

Old Wardour - Wiltshire's Hexagonal Castle | Ancient Castles & Monasteries | Scoop.it
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- Located in Witshire,England

- Built in 13th C

-Has a six sided design that makes it different

-Featured in films

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Medieval Monasteries - Victoria and Albert Museum

Medieval Monasteries - Victoria and Albert Museum | Ancient Castles & Monasteries | Scoop.it
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-Monasteries in Egypt believed to be emerge in the 3rd C.

-People chose to remove themselves from the world and spend their time in monastry

-They chose to live the world treasure and live with nothing in order to reach their God.

- It is believed that there were as many as 500 monasteries in England by the 12th C

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"Ancient Roman Castles of the Orient" - Enclosed houses - Malaysia Premier Property and Real Estate Portal

"Ancient Roman Castles of the Orient" - Enclosed houses - Malaysia Premier Property and Real Estate Portal | Ancient Castles & Monasteries | Scoop.it
Enclosed houses, which are mini-fortresses built in southern Jiangxi province, are architectural treasures that are invaluable to historians studying the lives of the Hakka people.
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Egypt's mysterious monastery hides ancient secrets - Spears

Egypt's mysterious monastery hides ancient secrets - Spears | Ancient Castles & Monasteries | Scoop.it
COPTIC ALLUSIONS'I have laid an anathema, by the word of God, on anyone who erases this note or effaces it, or who removes this book from the monastery for whatever reason. If anyone dares do...
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Tatev Monastry

Tatev Monastry | Ancient Castles & Monasteries | Scoop.it
Mimi's insight:

- Located in Armenia

- Built b/n 9th and 13th C

-Legend goes to the monastery was named after one of the apostles of Jesus.

-It was burnt during 14th century as a result of war

-Additional building were built in the 19th C.

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Kecharis Monaster

Kecharis Monaster | Ancient Castles & Monasteries | Scoop.it
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- Found in Armenia

-Built in the 11th C

- It was a learning center in the medieval era

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Caerlaverock Castle, Scotland

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-Located in Scotland

-Built in 13th c 

-Triangular shaped

-Mission of building this castle was to control trade

-A film titled The Decoy Bride was filmed in this castle location

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Bedzin Castle Poland

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- Located in Southern Poland

-Built in 14th C

-Built at first for military outpost

-It has cylindrical and square shaped towers

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