Ancient Chernihiv

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Chernihiv Ancient (Чернігів стародавній)
National Architecture-Historical Sanctuary
Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral of 11th century
Country Ukraine
Region Chernihiv Oblast
Municipality Chernihiv
Landmarks Chernihiv fortifications (Detynets), Borys-Hlib Cathedral, Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral, Yeletsky Monastery, Antonie Caves, Black Grave, Trinity Cathedral
River Desna
Elevation 136 m (446 ft)
Coordinates 51°29′28″N 31°17′55″E / 51.49111°N 31.29861°E / 51.49111; 31.29861Coordinates: 51°29′28″N 31°17′55″E / 51.49111°N 31.29861°E / 51.49111; 31.29861
Founded State Sanctuary
Date 1967
Management Chernihiv Region State Administration

Chernihiv Ancient (Ukrainian: Чернігів стародавній, Chernihiv starodavniy) is the National Architecture-Historical Sanctuary located in the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv. It was created at first as an affiliate of the National Sanctuary "Sophia of Kiev". Since August 1, 1967 the site is a separate entity consisting of 34 monuments of architecture.

Monuments of architecture[edit]

  • Detynets of Chernihiv, also known as Chernihiv's motte (earthwork)
  • Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral
  • Chernihiv's Collegium (see collegium)
  • House of Lyzohub (Colonel of the Chernihiv's Regiment)
  • House of Archbishop
  • Governor's House
  • Beautiful Square
  • Church of Preparatory Friday
  • Cathrine Church
  • Yelets-Dormition Monastery
  • Trinity-Ilna Monastery with Antonie Caves
  • Black Grave (kurgan)

Since 1989, the site is placed on the tentative list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as part of "World Heritage", receiving its reference as number 668.[1]


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