Photos and Information about Plaoshnik Monastery
This monastery was really close to Samuel’s fortress. We went to see the Plaoshnik Monastery right after. Our guide continued telling us about the history of the place.
Plaoshnik monastery is not preserved today. But it’s main church; St. Pantaleymon church which was founded in the 9th century by St. Clement is; like many other churches; after the Conquest of the Ottomans, it was converted to a mosque. This is why it was not destroyed.
At Plaoshnik monastery
There we saw a beautiful mosaic floor; which currently being restored.
Nevertheless, upon seeing symbols that predate the use by Nazi’s; meaning something entirely different. It’s very intellectually stimulating. However, I wish I knew what it meant to the ancients. Modern people “believe” it meant something; about which is associated with well-being; perhaps “Lucky Charm”; or a “thing that is auspicious”. But who knows what ancient’s truly were thinking it meant…
When I got back home
However, I researched the meaning of the swastika out of curiosity. Then I found that it is still used today as an important symbol in Jainism in India.
And is there also a symbol that later was used by Crusaders?