Bogolyubovo is one of the ancient settlements that arose during the time of Ancient Russia. Bogolyubovo appeared in the middle of the XII century by order of one of the princes of that time, Andrei. The town is located in the Suzdal district in close proximity to the city of Vladimir and is one of the significant points in the route of the well-known Golden Ring.
We cannot but tell the legend of the foundation of this wonderful place. The story tells of an unusual event that occurred with Prince Andrew during the transportation of the icon of the Virgin from Vladimir to Rostov. Having departed a little from Vladimir, the horses stood rooted to the spot and no one could drive them from that place. It was decided to stay and wait the night in this mysterious place, and at night a great event happened – the appearance of Our Lady to Prince Andrew. After this night, Prince Andrew decided to establish a city in this place, and later a temple was erected here. Continue reading
The ancient building for mass shows – the Colosseum, located at the base of two of the seven hills of the city – the Capitol and the Palatine, is considered one of the symbols of Ancient Rome, and since 1979 it has been protected by UNESCO.
HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT WHICH YOU PROBABLY DO NOT KNOW:
The Colosseum might not have been built, but the Roman emperor Flavius Titus Vespasian (senior) decided to eliminate the traces of the reign of Claudius Nero. Construction began on the site of a pond with swans in the year 70. The opening of the Coliseum was in the year 80, under the rule of the son of Titus, who was the representative of Flavius (dynasty of emperors). Therefore, often in historical documents the Colosseum was called as “Flavian Amphitheater.” Continue reading