CODRUL COSMINULUI, vol.28, no.2, pp.7-28, 2012 (International Refereed University Journal)
Abstract: It is a well known fact that trade routes and temples had a close relations. It is not possible to exempt monasteries from this generalization. It is inevitable to build connection between trade and three monasteries located in the area where trade routes passing. The Monastery of Soumela comes front among the rest two with its unique location on summer trade route. Watch towers and camel inns at the vicinity of the Monastery prove this fact.