Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Unique Ancient Church Unearthed in Bryansk Region
14.01.2013 15:51
Unique Ancient Church Unearthed in Bryansk Region

Archeologists have found remains of a stone church constructed in the late 12th century, before the invasion of the Mongol Tatars in Karachev (Bryansk Region) at the end of June last year. 


      
The ancient construction was found on the area of old fortress near Archangel Mikhail Cathedral built in the 17th century.  

      
Recently experts have confirmed that the church is really about 800 years old. However, little has remained of it – only a small altar part, the so-called apsis. It is surprising that the church was made not of wood, but of very expensive Byzantine flat burned brick.

      
“This fact denotes great importance of Karachev town. Finds of such a level are discovered once in hundred years. Two similar churches - in Vshchizh and Trubchevsk – were found in the 19th and the mid 20th centuries. During Kievan Rus’ these were large cities, princely residences. All churches there were built on money of princes” – explained doctor of history, Bryansk State University professor Evgeny Shinakov.

      
Karachev, he says, was a small town. There has remained no annalistic data showing that it in the 12th century, during the pre-Mongolian period, it was a princely residence. But after this find experts have started telling that it was possibly a capital city.    

      
- It is not ruled out that in Karachev there was a residence of princes of the Novgorod-Seversk branch of the Chernigov dynasty. Probably, it was even that of Svyatoslav Olgovich, among whose descendants there was Prince Roman Bryansky as well.

Sources: http://www.kp.ru 


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Karachev Old Churches Bryansk Region Archeology  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

"Novotel" will be Constructed in Saint Petersburg
09.09.2018
Bike Lanes will Appear in Tyumen
09.08.2018
More Than 20 Bridges will be Constructed in Moscow
05.07.2019
The First Autumn Motorcycle Festival
05.10.2018
The Embankments of the Moskva River have been Renovated
28.11.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian radio  travel to Russia  Bolotnaya Square  Russian philosophers  Skolkovo  St. Petersburg  Russian opposition  Moscow  Lipetsk   Arctic Circle  Stockmann  Anti-Semitism  Tourism Brand  FIFA Russia 2018  Sergey Lukyanenko  Russian tourism  pictures  Sheremetyevo  Russian ballet  Russian Museums   Tretyakov Gallery  Festivals in Moscow  Russian Cinema  MERS   "Music Hall" Theatre  Russian Rock Music  Aleksey Kudrin  EU sanctions  Russian spacecrafts  Bolshoy Theatre  Roskomnadzor  Boris Nemtsov  Astrakhan  Portugal  aircraft  Derzhavin Memorial Estate  Tula Region  Kazan Universiade   Kickstarter  Russian business  Pskov Region  City Hunter  poll  Russian history  Russian regions  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian satellite  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian sportsmen  Exhibitions in St. Petersburg 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites