Monday, September 9, 2013

UKRAINE ~The Golden Gate of Kiev ~

...received a beautiful gateway that leads into the old city ...a major landmark of Kiev and an important historical monument...Thanks a lot Alex!!

With great stamp:
Astronauts and Cosmonauts
(Issued 16-04-2011)

It was during the middle of the eleventh century that this gateway - which is one of three - was constructed by the Prince of Kiev, “Yaroslav the Wise”. The Gate of Kiev or Zoloti Vorata (which literally translates to "golden gate").

The gate was hardly ruined in 1240 when Tatar-Mongol hordes plundered Kiev and reconstructed in 1982 when the 1500 anniversary of the city was celebrated.

 It is the only survivor of three main gateways built into the ancient city fortress and today houses a museum showing the history of the Gate and ancient Kiev.

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