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The Katskhi Pillar

By Ben on Tue Nov 22 2011
The Katskhi Pillar
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In the Seventh Century, monks built a monastery on the top of a natural stone pillar outside of Chiatura, Georgia. It was used by the Stylites — Christian ascetics who lived on top of pillars to express their devotion. That sect is now extinct, but the monastery is still there. Visitors get to the top by climbing a 130 foot ladder. 

More pics at here.

Via neatorama