Beautiful Park, famous people under the name of “Askold’s grave” — the place of many unfortunate things. Here in ancient times was dead and buried Prince Askold, after alternately gave way to the Church, city and German cemeteries, and in the middle of the twentieth century buried the soldiers who died during the liberation of Kiev. Many changes have endured and the Church of St. Nicholas at Askold grave: from the sanctuary to the Park pavilion.
The history of the Park “Askold’s grave”
According to the ancient legend, Askold’s tomb owes its name to the head of the Kiev. Prince Askold was deceived and murdered in 882, and then buried at the place of his death. The cause of the tragedy was the desire of the Novgorod Prince Oleg to take the place of Kievan ruler.
Another name of the area — “Ugric tract” (“Ugorske tract”). It appears QC memo about ugrah, which in ancient times led a nomadic life and set up camp near the Askold grave. Thereafter, the tribe moved West, where he founded his own public education — Hungary. Continue reading
In the Foundation of the Abkhazian state Museum received men’s leather saddle with silver decorations.
In the Foundation of the Abkhazian state Museum has acquired a unique artifact, men’s leather saddle with silver decorations, made in 1907, reported head of the Department of Ethnology of the Abkhaz state Museum Bella Ketsba.
An employee of the Museum said that the artifact was acquired by the Ministry of culture from a resident of the village of kutol, Kagawa Leonid.
According to her, unique mens saddle is in complete and perfect condition.
“We are grateful to the Ministry of culture and protection of historical and cultural heritage, helping to purchase this valuable thing. We have a lot of saddles, but in this set, in this collection this is the first acquisition. It’s leather, together with it about 200 different silver jewelry. It is difficult to find artifacts of special importance in the complete set. This is the first instance that he in perfect condition,” said Ketsba. Continue reading
Order, later the Royal castle was founded in 1255 by the Bohemian king Ottokar II Przemysl. To the XIV century, the castle consisted of a house of the convent, separated from the outer ward by an inner moat, and defended by four walls with towers, and the outer moat.
From 1457 the castle became the residence of the Grand master of the German order. In 1579-1594 G. G. – construction of the Western wing of the castle with the Church and hall Muscovites. In 1697 the castle take Great Embassy of Peter I. in 1701 – in the castle Church the coronation of the first Prussian king Frederick I. In the period from 1758 till 1762 during the Seven years ‘ war, the castle became the residence of Russian governors, including the Governor-General Vasily Suvorov. In the winter of 1760 – 1761, stay in the castle of Alexander Suvorov.
In 1807, during the Napoleonic period the company stay in the castle of Napoleon Bonaparte, and later Alexander II.
Since 1925 the castle accommodation in the East Prussian provincial Museum, later the Museum “Prussia”. The Museum had unique collections of archaeology, Ethnography, works of königsberg artisans, religious art. There was also an archive, library, art gallery. Continue reading