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NOVGOROD - RUSSIA

 
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Yuriev Monastery - Cathedral of St George. This was founded in 1119 by Prince Vsyevolod and is a marvel next only to St Sophia in the kremlin. The Cathedral itself was built by 1130. The foundation was laid in 1119 with the builder Master Peter named in the chronicle. He is also believed to have built the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas (See George) A frieze from this building was taken to Moscow and placed on the pediment of the stature of Yuri Dolgoruki. (See Moscow section.) The liturgy books written for use here between 1120 and1128 are now also in Moscow (museum).

 
     

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