NECROPOLIS OF REGAL WIVES
by Yekaterina LYUMINA, Cand. Sc. (History), Moscow Kremlin Museums White stone sarcophagi with the remains of grand duchesses and tsarinas have formed a part of the Kremlin Memorial Complex since 1929. They were transferred from the Cathedral of the Ascension of the Lord of the Ascension Convent, located within the Kremlin walls (for the cathedral had been condemned for demolition), to the Court Chamber-the basement part of the Archangel Cathedral. Studies of the tombs were launched in the 1990s, and six years ago the Historical Necropolis working group was formed. Yelena Glinskaya's portrait. Restored by N. Nikitin. 1990s. стр. 84 With materials of research being accumulated it was resolved to organize a permanent exhibition on their basis in the southern annex of the Archangel Cathedral. The exhibition's introductory part, according to the complex program elaborated by our specialists, should be devoted to the history of the architectural ensemble, the convent's life and activity in the course of the past five centuries and to its main Cathedral of the Ascension of the Lord that serves as the place of burial for women of the royal family. Chronicles provide very scarce and varying data of the convent's foundation. According to one of the sources, "in the same spring of 6915 (1407) Grand Princess Yevdokiya Dmitriyeva laid the foundation stone of the stone Church of the Holy Ascension inside the city ... in the same year on June 7 she died ... and was named Euphroxie as a nun and buried in the convent in the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, for it was she who had ordered its construction". Another chronicle runs as follows: "In the same winter of 6894 (1386) Christian Semen Yama died and was buried in Moscow in the Holy Ascension Convent", i.e., the latter existed on the above-mentioned date. The convent functioned under the patronage of the ruling dynasty. Symbolically, the tsars' brides used to stay here before marriage, and grand princesses and tsar ... Read more
____________________

This publication was posted on Libmonster in another country. The article seemed interesting to our editor.

Full version: http://libmonster.com/m/articles/view/NECROPOLIS-OF-REGAL-WIVES
Sweden Online · 852 days ago 0 416
Professional Authors' Comments:
Order by: 
Per page: 
 
  • There are no comments yet
Guest comments




Who Like this
Likes · Dislikes
 
Empty
Actions
Rate
0 votes
Publisher
Sweden Online
Stockholm, Sweden
27.09.2018 (852 days ago)
Link
Permanent link to this publication:

http://library.se/blogs/entry/NECROPOLIS-OF-REGAL-WIVES


© library.se
 

Libmonster, International Network:

Actual publications:

Libmonster Partners

Actual publications:

Latest ARTICLES:

_libmonster_bottom_ads4

LIBRARY.SE is a Swedish open digital library, repository of author's heritage and archive

Register & start to create your original collection of articles, books, research, biographies, photographs, files. It's convenient and free. Click here to register as an author. Share with the world your works!
NECROPOLIS OF REGAL WIVES
 

Contacts
Watch out for new publications:

About · News · For Advertisers · Donate to Libmonster

Swedish Digital Library ® All rights reserved.
2014-2021, LIBRARY.SE is a part of Libmonster, international library network (open map)
Keeping the heritage of Ukraine


LIBMONSTER NETWORK ONE WORLD - ONE LIBRARY

US-Great Britain Sweden Serbia
Russia Belarus Ukraine Kazakhstan Moldova Tajikistan Estonia Russia-2 Belarus-2

Create and store your author's collection at Libmonster: articles, books, studies. Libmonster will spread your heritage all over the world (through a network of branches, partner libraries, search engines, social networks). You will be able to share a link to your profile with colleagues, students, readers and other interested parties, in order to acquaint them with your copyright heritage. After registration at your disposal - more than 100 tools for creating your own author's collection. It is free: it was, it is and always will be.

Download app for smartphones