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The Ruins of the Castle of Navaharadak

2008.06.04
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Way to the Castle Hill
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Way to the Castle Hill
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Rests of the Shield and Church Towers
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Rests of the Shield and Church Towers
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Shield Tower
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In the late 14th century the Shield Tower was 5-stored
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Medieval Walls
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Medieval Walls
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View to the Cathedral of Sts Gleb and Boris of the 16th century
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View to the church of St Nicholas of the 18th century
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View to the Jesuit Cathedral of the 16th century
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The castle of Navaharadak was built in the late 10th century as a Ruthenian Christian outpost in the land of pagan Sudavian tribes. In the 13th century the Lithuanian prince Mindoug choose it as his residency and center of his conquest of Lithuania. In 1252 he was even coronated here. For several centuries the castle was a stronghold withstanding of the Teutonic Crusaders. After a hard siege of 1394 it was rebuilt and again ruined only in 1706 by Sweden soldiers.
8 Comments
noptek Wonderful place and pictures
noptek · 2008-06-04: 12:20
maistreview I love the angle of the last shot. First one is very nice too - I like the framing.
maistreview · 2008-06-04: 12:32
photopoet Great set—beautiful compositions and some intriguing angles. My favorite—the first.
photopoet · 2008-06-04: 12:37
????? I love to see ruins and image what they were like in all thier glory .. wonderfully fun set..the last is my fav... the angle :)!
????? · 2008-06-04: 15:53
bolzano Nowogrodek? :) krasiwyj...
bolzano · 2008-06-05: 10:10
ofwordsandphotos i'm giving u a standing ovation!
ofwordsandphotos · 2008-06-05: 10:44
viralshah awesome post..thanks for sharing...
viralshah · 2008-06-05: 14:54
hsnpictures Wonderful photos
there is something fresh and happy in these photos
hsnpictures · 2008-06-06: 12:58
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Category: Belarus
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Tagged: castle ruins war navaharadak hill
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