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Refectory Wall Painting Detail

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Refectory Wall Painting Detail
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A detail of one of the preserved wall paintings from the 13th century.  On the wall within the arch there seems to be a boat (on the left) and to its right a table with bread and fish on it—the feeding of the multitude.

The Refectory (dining hall) of the Monastery of Saint John is where the monks used to have their meals together during their period of communal living.  It was one of the first buildings of the monastery and was completed in 1091!  It is a 54 x 21 feet rectangular structure.