Zamkova Hora (Kiev)
Zamkova Hora hill (Ukrainian: Замкова Гора, literally Castle Hill) in Kiev, Ukraine is a historical landmark in the center of the city. It is part of the city's geographic relief complex known as Kiev Mountains (or Kiev Hills). The place is called "Zamkova" because Vytautas the Great had his castle here. Other names: Khorevytsya, Kyselivka, Frolovska, Lysa Hora. Some important events of Ukrainian history took place on the hill.
According to some researchers, Zamkova Hora also has a mystical prehistory, supposedly being one of the lysi hory ("bald mountains") - the sites of the witch gatherings. Geographically, it is really "bald" (lacking trees) from several sides.
In the 18th century a cemetery was established on the hill (now abandoned).
- (Ukrainian)/(Russian) Zamkovagora Project (named after the hill, aimed to study and preserve not only it, but also other landmarks of old Kiev)
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