Armenian Monastery of the All Savior in Trebizond, Historical Armenia

“Today I will tell you about another monument from the times when Christians lived on Pontus. This is a complex of the Armenian Apostolic Monastery of the All Savior, located on the outskirts of Trebizond on Mount of Mithra.

The exact date of the foundation of the monastery is unknown. Presumably, it was founded in the 13th century, during the period of migration of Armenians to Pontus, who were fleeing the Mongol invasion of Asia Minor. Once it was surrounded by walls, which have not survived to this day.

The main church of the monastery with an iron roof. As the Turks shamelessly assert, in the monastery there was, as it always happens with the Turks, an accidental fire, due to which the roof collapsed. Of course, there was no fire, we will see this a little later.

The church is locked with a key, which, as I said, can be obtained for a small bribe to the “owner” of the monastery. In the first photo, Grisha goes to negotiate with him.

Well, now let’s go to the church and look at the traces of the so-called “fire”. The story about the fire is a typical Turkish excuse when they talk about Christian ruins: “Well, you see, there was a fire, it happens.”

However, for some reason, there were no traces of soot left from it, but traces of physical damage to the frescoes, especially the faces and eyes of the saints, remained. I don’t know if such stories will be rolled if you tell them to the first-graders who came on an excursion, it’s unlikely.

But the Turks, however, do not hesitate to make such statements. Frescoes, according to historians of the XVII-XVIII centuries, are very beautiful.

Here is such a monastery – another evidence of Turkish barbarism. Which, in my opinion, is the most disgusting. Versions of the fires, not the least embarrassed, repeat the sites of Russian travel agencies, describing the sights in pursuit of the next unscrupulous buyers of trips to “Turkey”.

One more moment. The Turkish name of the monastery is Kaymakli, from the word kaymak – this is such a sour cream, salty thick cream.

A certain Turkish sultan once visited the monastery and was very pleased with the monastery oil mill, hence the name came from. Truly, one must have Turkish brains to name a monastery after sour cream. And this was said by the Sultan, who, in theory, was supposed to be the most educated! What do we expect from ordinary Turks then?”

The author of the text and photos (and comments to them) is Alexey Koimshidi.

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