The oldest monastery in Europe

Published on March 20th, 2012 | by Admin

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Archaeologists working in Bulgaria believe they have found the oldest Christian monastery in Europe.

According to latest archaeological research, the St. Athanasius monastery, still functioning near the village, has been founded in 344 by St. Athanasius himself, reports the BGNES agency.

Until now, the Candida Casa monastery, founded in 371 AD in Galloway, Scotland, was believed to be the oldest Christian monastery in Europe, followed by the St. Martin monastery in the Pyrénées-Orientales, France (373 AD).

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