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Certificate (characteristic) of David Kardava (1908)

Document from the personal archive of Academician Georgy Dzidzaria (1914-1988). Donated to the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA by Astamur Dzidzaria on 22 September, 2020. Certificate No. 65 This was given to a disciple of the Four Saints School, at the Moscow Diocesan Candle Factory, David Kardava, to be provided with a certificate that he was D. Kardava, an orphan who lost his father and was adopted for the purpose of

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Handwritten report of the expedition of the Research Institute of Tourism of the Abkhazian ASSR (1965)

Orelkin V.S. Report on the expedition of the Research Institute of Tourism of the Abkhazian ASSR from 12 July to 2 August, 1965 on the territory of N. Athos monument. Compiled on 2 August, 1965, 4 sheets, 4 drawings and 17 photographs. From the personal archive of Yu. N. Voronov (transmitted by S.V. Voronov). 1. Handwritten report (4 sheets of A4 format written with an ink pen). The text describes

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Handwritten outline of the northern part of New Athos (2004)

Handwritten outline of the northern part of New Athos City. M. 1: 1500. The coordinate system is conditional. The system of heights is Baltic. Artist: R.O. Amirkhanov. Secured the drawing: F. A. Argun. Date of execution: August 30, 2004 Size: 59 × 69 cm.    

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Thesis awards of the clergy

1. Bishop’s thesis award with a wax seal of Bishop Dmitry Sukhumsky, issued to priest Panteleimon Samaa (May 12, 1908). 50 × 69 cm In this thesis award it is written that after the confession, Panteleimon Samaa (his spiritual father was priest Sergiy Protopopov) was ordained as a priest by Bishop Dmitry of Sukhum for the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in the village of Achandara, Sukhum Diocese. The

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«Abkhazian Old Men» – an album of seventeen drawings by artist P. A. Odynts

From 1928 to 1930 a prominent teacher, local scholar Simon Basaria (1884-1941) made ethnographic expeditions to villages in order to collect information on rare cases of longevity in Abkhazia. He was accompanied by an artist, local historian P. A. Odynets, who made 17 drawings. Some of those drawings were first published as illustrations to S. Basaria’s article “Rare cases of longevity in Abkhazia”, published in 1934 in the second edition

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The handwritten plan of land ownership of the New Athos Monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite (late 19th century)

The handwritten plan of land ownership of the New Athos Monastery of St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite (late 19th century). The end of 19 century. Size: 460 × 630 mm.   Compiled by the monk of the New Athos Monastery. In the upper right corner there is a stamp of the Psyrtskha household from 1924. The lower part of the plan has small damages. On the reverse side during the

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