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, one of the oldest Erdene Zuu monastery monasteries in Mongolia, was built in 1585 using stones from the ruins of Genghis Khan's capital, Karakorum?
in National Interventions Museum Mexico City is located at the site of the 1847 Battle of Churubusco of the Mexican–American War, in a former Franciscan monastery built on top of an Aztec shrine?
Claregalway Friary (pictured), one of the first Franciscan monasteries in Ireland, housed only two friars when it was finally forced to close in 1847?
in Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul Constanţa, Romania, which twice served as a parish church and twice as a cathedral, was made a monastery as well in 2001?
monastery of on the island of Nea Moni Chios, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains some of the finest surviving mosaics (example pictured) from the Macedonian Renaissance?
, founded in the 420s in the Abbey of Condat Jura Mountains by Romanus and Lupicinus, predated even Montecassino as one of the earliest monasteries in the West?
, founded in Pechenga Monastery 1533, was for many centuries the northernmost monastery in the world?
in Preobrazhenka Cemetery Moscow originated in 1771 as an Old Believer monastery under the guise of a plague quarantine?
the capital city
during the Chinese Chang'an Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) had 111 Buddhist monasteries and 41 Daoist abbeys within its walls?
Byzantine emperors ended their lives as monks of the , the largest Studion monastery of Constantinople?
the building in
Mexico City currently housing the , a museum for Museo de Charrería Mexican rodeo, was originally a 16th-century monastery dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat?
is a manuscript of Llibre Vermell de Montserrat medieval music made in a Catalan monastery for pilgrims to sing?
Sviatohirsk Lavra (pictured), an Orthodox Christian monastery in eastern Ukraine that dates back to the 1500s, was recently rebuilt anew after being destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930s?
monastery of was founded in 1383 as the dynastic burial-place of the Champmol Valois Dukes of Burgundy, but only ever contained two monumental tombs?
in the year
1214, the Scot , Lord of Ruaidhri mac Raghnaill Kintyre, stole the treasures of Derry from its monastery?
, a La Merced Cloister monastery complex in Mexico City, is known for its Baroque and Moorish architectural elements?
had been an Sancaktar Hayrettin Mosque Eastern Orthodox monastery until it was converted after the Fall of Constantinople?
Jeronima de la Asuncion (pictured) was the foundress of the first Catholic monastery in Manila and the Far East?
and Ince Manor are the only two surviving Saighton Grange Gatehouse monastic manorial buildings in Cheshire, UK?
, an island in Hinba Scotland of unknown location (possible location pictured), was the site of a small monastery associated with the church of St Columba on Iona?
, a St. Trudpert's Abbey Benedictine monastery in Münstertal in the southern Black Forest, was plundered during the Peasants' War and destroyed by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War?
, a Weingarten Abbey Benedictine monastery near Ravensburg, Germany, which was founded in 1056, was once one of the richest monasteries in Southern Germany?
in July 1905, during the
, three insurgent leaders met the consuls of the European Great Powers at a Theriso revolt monastery surrounded by rebels, and that martial law was declared after the talks failed?
in his 1933 essay
, In Praise of Shadows Junichirō Tanizaki includes monastery toilets in his reflections on Japanese aesthetics?
in 1298, three brothers established the
after inviting King Myinsaing Kingdom Kyawswa of Pagan to lead the dedication of a monastery, only to dethrone him and force him to become a monk?
teenager, Russian novelist Fyodor Mikhaylovich Reshetnikov (pictured) was convicted of stealing mail and sentenced to three months in a monastery?
is an Vihara Indian Buddhist cave monastery that takes its name from the Sanskrit word for "a secluded place in which to walk"?
legendary is the site of an ancient Łysa Góra pagan temple, a ruined monastery (pictured) that gave its name to the local mountain range and province and the tallest TV tower in Poland?
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Question 2: A monastery may be an abbey (i.e., under the rule of an ________), or a (under the rule of a priory prior), or conceivably a (the dwelling of a hermitage hermit).
Question 3: Benedictine monks ('The Black Monks'), founded by ________, stresses manual labour in a self-subsistent monastery.
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Question 7: For a discussion of the history and development of the life inside hermit cottages see monasticism and ________.
Question 8: ________ was for a short time a cathedral, and was a Benedictine monastery until the Reformation, and its Chapter preserves elements of the Benedictine tradition.
Question 9: In the ________, both monks and nuns follow a similar ascetic discipline, and even their religious habit is the same (though nuns wear an extra veil, called the ). apostolnik
Question 10: Unlike ________ monasticism, the Orthodox do not have separate religious orders, but there is one form of monasticism throughout the Orthodox Church.