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The treasures shipped from Mount Athos sacred mysteries

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Like the blood sent out and returning to the beating heart, so, according to the mid-20th century historian Fernand Braudel, people and ideas circulated to Earth's ends from the Mediterranean.

This metaphor was taken up by Dimitri Obolensky (1918-2001) for the way that Mount Athos in Greece drew in men from all over eastern Europe and sent them out again carrying the culture and spirituality of the Holy Mountain.

This theme is now taken up by the independent English historian Graham ...