Lukoml

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Lukoml (Belarusian: Лукомль) is a village in Lukoml selsoviet, Chashniki district, Vitsebsk Voblast, Belarus, by the Lukoml Lake.

History[edit]

Early references to Lukoml in Russian chronicles are dated by 1078, when in was burned by Vladimir Monomakh. In 15-16th centuries it constituted a separate principality. In 1563 it was burned by Russians. In late Russian Empire it was a shtetl of about 1,000 inhabitants with one Orthodox church, one Catholic church, two synagogues, one school and 8 shops. There are remnants of ancient fortifications by the village.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ This article incorporates material from the public domain 1906 Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary. — "Lukoml"

Coordinates: 54°43′N 29°09′E / 54.717°N 29.150°E / 54.717; 29.150