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Monks and monasteries.

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Photography by Steve McCurry

Haghpat Monastery, also known as Haghpatavank ("Հաղպատավանք" in Armenian), is a medieval Armenian monastery complex in Haghpat, Armenia.[1] Described as a "masterpiece of religious architecture and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages", this venerable institution of the Armenian Apostolic Church was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996

ANCIENT GATE IN Wenshu Monastery, Chengdu, CHINA.

Ancient monastery in Armenia

Petrus Christus - Portrait of a Carthusian (1446)

Stone Monks ~ Kyoto, Japan

Curated by Austin Radcliffe: SUBMISSION: 34,000 monks at Wat Phra Dhammakaya, a Buddhist temple in Thailand.

David Gareja Monastery, Kakheti, Eastern Georgia

On the way to a Greek orthodox monastery in Wadi Qelt, near Jericho

Cave Monastery (Rozgirche/ Ukraine)

Curious Places: Cave Monastery (Rozgirche/ Ukraine)

Sanctuary Madonna della Corona, dedicated to the "Lady of Sorrows" near Spiazzi, Veneto, Italy. It is located at 700 meters up the vertical rock face, completely excavated into the rock. Its construction dates primarily from mid-16th to early 17th century.

St Martin aux Bois, Door in 12th Century Abbey

The ancient cave monastery of Vardzia in southern Georgia (by Terri84).

The Abbaye aux Hommes, built by William the Conqueror

Kobayr (in Քոբայր) - monastery, located near the town of Tumanyan, Lori Province, Armenia, founded in 1171.

Door to a Monastery in India by mridula on Flickr.

Orval Trappist Abbey, Belgium

Saint Petersburg Mosque, Russia

Hanging Monastary - China

Gospel. Late 15th century. Originally from the Nikolo-Pesnoshsky Monastery

Russian Orthodox monk

6 Manliest Religions - Weird Worm