Novgorod

Published February 11, 2018

Novgorod

Novgorod - the phenomenon is unique. This city for many centuries was the largest trade center of Eastern Europe, which carried out connections with the cities of Scandinavia and Germany, Prichernomorie and with the Muslim centers of the East. Here arose a special system of political structure, republican in its essence. Novgorod happily escaped...

Podil in ancient Kyiv

Published February 11, 2018

Podil in ancient Kyiv

Located between the Kiev mountains and Dnieper, Podil in ancient Kyiv, it is the Lower Town, inhabited by artisans and merchants, even in the ancient history of Kyiv played an important role in the economic and socio-political life of the city. The first mention of Podil in the annals dates back to 945. Here, in the mouth of the river Pochaina...

Saray-Batu

Published February 11, 2018

Saray-Batu

In a short historical period, huge cities grew on the Lower Volga - Saray-Batu, or Eski-Saray (Old Saray), and Saray-Berke - New Saray, created by the labor of a large number of captive builders and artisans. Both ancient sites are on the Akhtuba River, between Volgograd and Astrakhan...

Pliska and Preslav

Published February 11, 2018

Pliska and Preslav

Some Bulgarians migrated to the north, forming the Volga Bulgaria (Bulgaria), part - to the west, stopping in the present southern Bessarabia, and then crossed the Danube and entered Dobruja, on the territory of present-day northeastern Bulgaria. There was laid the beginning of the Slavic-Bulgarian state, the so-called First Bulgarian Kingdom (680-1018), whose capital was the city of Pliska. At the turn of the 9-10 centuries. King Simeon, whom the Byzantines called the Emperor, moved the capital from Pliska to Preslav...

Gnezdovo

Published February 11, 2018

Gnezdovo

12 km west of Smolensk, on the right bank of the Dnieper, is the village of Gnezdovo. For more than a century now, excavations have been conducted here, shedding light on the most interesting pages of the history of the early medieval Eastern Europe. Research Gnezdovo began in the 1880's. Judging by the finds of rough stucco ceramics...

Birka

Published February 11, 2018

Birka

Birka - the first capital of the Swedish kings, was once on the island of Bjorko, 30 km from present-day Stockholm, at the exit from Lake Malaren to the Baltic Sea. This "proud ancient glory" city in 9-10 centuries. was the largest trade center in the Baltic. Its very name - Birka - comes from the Old Swedish word "birk", which means "trader"...

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