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Monte Cassino It was a typical Italian town, around 25,000 inhabitants. Cassino existed as far back as the fourth century. It was known as Casinum. But Cassino’s claim to fame rests on the great mountain which rears its head up behind the town and bears its name. It was on Monte Cassino in the sixth century that the Monk Benedict founded the Benedictine Order and set in motion one of the.

Hidden ruins of Monte Cassino monastery bombed in WWII.

Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, about 40 miles to the east of Rome, before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. There is no evidence that he intended to found a religious order.The monastery at Monte Cassino The battle for Monte Cassino embraced the mountains from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic Sea. One particular hotspot was, as it happens, where Mark Pluciennik and I were excavating the early mediaeval monastery (9th-11th centuries) in the 1980s and 1990s, S. Vincenzo al Volturno, due east of Monte Cassino. Here multi-national forces assembled to assault the.Where is Monte Cassino? What happened? The magnificent Abbey of Monte Cassino was built on a rocky hilltop in 529 AD by Saint Benedict. Despite being repeatedly sacked or destroyed in its early history, it survived in different forms throughout the ages. Geographically, it lies about 130 kilometres southeast of Rome, dominating the nearby town of Casino and the entrances to the Liri and Rapido.


The second battle of Cassino (15-18 February 1944) was the most controversial of the four, as it began with the destruction by bombing of the ancient Benedictine Monastery on top of Monte Cassino. The bombing was followed by a series of infantry attacks carried out by the 4th Indian and 2nd New Zealand Divisions, but these weren’t coordinated with the bombing, and although they made some.The Battle of Monte Cassino, also known as the Battle for Rome, lasted from January 1 7till May 19, 1944 and comprised four battles between allied forces and the German army in the region around the monastery on the summit of Monte Cassino. The battle is considered one of the fiercest of World War II. As well as the Polish II Corps under the leadership of General Anders, American, British, New.

The Abbey of Monte Cassino, established in 529 and the oldest Benedictine monastery in the world, was destroyed by Allied bombers on this day in 1944 in what is now acknowledged as one of the biggest strategic errors of the Second World War on the Allied side.

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The Abbey of Monte Cassino, located about 50 miles (130 kilometers) south east of Rome, Italy, is a monastery of the Benedictine Order within the Roman Catholic Church. It was founded by St. Benedict of Nursia around the year 529. The monastery was sacked and severely damaged a number of times during its existence, the most recent time being during World War II in 1944. St. Benedict founded.

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Monte Cassino is a monastery in Lazio, Italy, 130 km southeast of Rome.It is a rocky hill overlooking the town of Cassino. St. Benedict (see Subiaco) established his first monastery here.The monastery was constructed on the site of the pagan temple of Apollo and St. Benedict's first act was to smash the sculpture of Apollo and destroy the altar.

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The restoration of Monte Cassino took place in 718, when Abbot Petronax, a native of Brescia, was entrusted with this task by Gregory II. Aided by some of the monks from the Lateran monastery, Petronax restored the buildings at Monte Cassino and built a new church over the tomb of St. Benedict.

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The monastery of Monte Cassino has been rebuilt after the war. I went there as a teenager in 1988, during my 16-month stay in Italy while waiting to migrate to Australia. I knew the history of the battle, since Monte Cassino is a well known “Polish battle”, on the account of the crucial role played by the two Polish Army divisions and other units, including in the final breakthrough. The.

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Monte Cassino and the Second World War. In the winter of 1943 General Albert Kesselring withdrew his forces to what became known as the Gustav Line on the Italian peninsula south of Rome. Organized along the Garigliano and Rapido rivers it included Monte Cassino, a hilltop site of a sixth-century Benedictine monastery.

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Built on the site of a sixth-century monastery, Monte Cassino was designed by some of southeastern Europe's finest artists before its papal consecration in 1041. The abbey has been restored since its destruction in 1944 during the Battle of Monte Cassino. View relics, mosaics, manuscripts, and other artifacts as you wander the hallways and.

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The Chronicle of Monte Cassino: Author of text: Leo of Ostia: Date of text: ca. 1075: Date of person in text: Leo of Ostia ca. 1046-1115; Abbot Desiderius (later Pope Victor III) ca. 1026-87: Name of structure in text: Monte Cassino Basilica: Type of structure in text: church: Date of structure in text: Rebuilt from 1066 and consecrated 1071: Century of structure 1: 11 AD: Century of.

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Hidden WWII ruins of Monte Cassino Jump to media player Alan Johnston goes inside a room containing the last of the rubble from the bombing of Italy's Monte Cassino monastery in World War II.

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The abbey on Monte Cassino was originally founded by Saint Benedict in 529, making it one of Europe's oldest monasteries. As was common in the early days of Christianity, the abbey was built over a pagan site, in this case on the ruins of a Roman temple to Apollo. The monastery became known as a center of culture, art, and learning.

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