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Church of Saint John the Baptist (Feodosiya)

Church of Saint John the BaptistĀ (Feodosiya)

 

 

 

 
Location: Feodosiya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Church of Saint John the Baptist

Church of Saint John the Baptist is one of the oldest churches in Crimea. It was built by the Byzantine workers and today it stands just outside of the medieval walls of Genoese Fortress of Kafa. One of the bricks has a date of its construction- 1348, although it might have been built much earlier. After the Turks captured Crimean peninsula the church was looted and abandoned. However Muslims did not destroy the building tiself. Church of Saint John the Baptist was reopened only in 1875. During the Russian Civil War it stood in the middle of a huge killing field where in 1920 Communist soldiers executed over 7000 soldiers and officers of the White Guard, anti- Communist forces that lost the Civil War.

 

 

 

 

 

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