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Holy Wisdom Bell Tower Church (Novgorod)

Holy Wisdom Bell Tower Church (Novgorod)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Holy Wisdom Bell Tower

Holy Wisdom Bell Tower was added to the Cathedral in the middle of the 15th century. According to a local legend when Ivan the Terrible visited Novgorod one of the monks started to ring the main bell on the bell tower. Tsar's horse got scared and got on its back legs. The tsar fell to the ground, but survived hitting the ground. However Ivan ordered to cut "ears" or metal parts at the top of the bell that transmits the sounds. The bell was left in place, but it got a nickname "earless". Bells of the Bell Tower in general were fairly unfortunate. During World War II during evacuation several large bells were loaded on the ferry. German planes attacked river Volkhov crossing and aerial bombs hit the ferry sending it to the bottom along with bells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

 

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