This Remote Rock Pillar Has a Population of 1

This Remote Rock Pillar Has a Population of 1

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Tara Bellucci
Nov 6, 2014
(Image credit: Amos Chapple via The Guardian)

The Katskhi Pillar is a limestone monolith topped with the ruins of two Byzantine churches in the Republic of Georgia. The remote location is inhabited by a monk named Maxim Qavtaradze, who is restoring the churches himself. He enters and leaves via a 131-foot ladder that takes 20 minutes to climb.

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