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Tutana Monastery / Manastirea Tutana

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The Tutana Monastery, near Curtea de Arges, was built in the 14th century, and the church on an even older basement, in a living complex common to the monasteries . The church was partially destroyed by the 19th century earthquake and rebuilt in the 19th and 20th centuries. The materials now used in the reconstruction of the church are from the 16th century and there are numerous drawings identified on them as shown in the images below, executed with sharp objects on the raw or the baked bricks.

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General view of the west side (the entrance) of the Tutana Monastery. On the right side of the entrance, Alina points to the place of the brick categorised as type A.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Well and bell group in the yard of Tutana Monastery.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Old crosses on the ruins of the old Tutana Monastery.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Brick type A, found in the south western part of Tutana Monastery, with a human like subject, from the few we have identified on the walls, but partially destroyed through scratching.

Cornel Balosu, an expert in Ethnography at Oltenia Museum, has examined this photograph, and said that the image on the brick is most likely a map or a plan, not a representation of a human. He says also that the other inscriptions are most likely made by ancient tourists, as is shown by the way the inscriptions have sharp angles, indicating that they were scratched with a knife into the hard material of the fired brick.

The second photo shows the incisions in the brick in greater contrast, and with labels. Cornel Balosu thinks that it may be a plan of an ancient church, made when building a church in the 16th century.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Brick type B with geometrical subjects.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Brick type C, numerous, with old writing, unidentified, where one can see the date - 1785.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Bricks with unidentified letters.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007







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Tutana Monastery / Manastirea Tutana

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Manastirea Tutana, aflata in apropiere de Curtea de Arges, a fost construita in secolul XIV, iar biserica pe fundatia uneia si mai veche, intr-un complex de locuinte specific asezarilor manastiresti. Biserica a fost partial distrusa de cutremurul din secolul XIX si renovata in secolele XIX-XX. Materialele folosite la reconstructia actualei biserici provin din secolul XVI si sunt identificate pe ele numeroase inscriptii (imagini si texte), realizate cu obiecte ascutite pe material proaspat sau intarit.

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Vedere generala fata de vest (intrarea) a Manastirii Tutana. In partea dreapta a intrarii, Alina arata cu mana locul caramizii inscriptionata A.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Ansamblu fantana-clopot in curtea Manastirii Tutana.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Vechi cruci pe ruinele vechii Manastiri Tutana.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Caramida tip A, aflata in partea de sud-vest a Manastirii Tutana, subiect antropomorf, din cele cateva identificate pe pereti, dar partial distruse prin razuire.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Caramida tip B cu subiecte geometrice.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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Caramida tip C, frecvente ca numar, cu scriere veche, neidentificata, unde se observa data – 1785.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




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O alta caramida cu litere neidentificate.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 2007




















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