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Monday, June 02, 2008

See also. Why are so many monasteries built on cliffs?


Justin (koavf) said...

To further sequester the monks from the temptations of society. Also, if you were a monk in Tibet, you wouldn't have a lot of options.


Anonymous said...

I'm not a pro on that subject, so it's to take as is, but as for Europa, monestaries built more than a few centuries ago are little fortress, so monk can protect themselves against various attacks. And there are few places more secure against attack than a cliff : difficult access, high place.

Tom said...

Two reasons: See [[:en:hermit]] and [[:de:Wehrkirche]].