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Description of Kostyonki
Kostyonki is a village on the right bank of the
Don in the Khokholsky district of the Voronezh region. It is the
administrative center of Kostensky rural settlement. The ancient
Paleolithic sites of the ancient man, which are preserved by the
local museum-reserve "Kostenki", are world famous.
on the bank of the Don, the son of the boyar Bogdan Koninsky laid
the city of Kostensk. It was a wooden fortress with the wooden
church of the Intercession. In 1682, the cathedral church in the
name of John the Baptist was erected.
While in Voronezh at
the construction of the fleet in April 1696, Peter I heard that
giant bones were being found near Kostensk. After that, he was
sent to this city to collect information from the soldiers of the
Preobrazhensky regiment Philemon Katasonov. This year can be
considered the beginning of archaeological research in the Voronezh
The most ancient building in Kostyonki is the village
government building and the mail buildingof the XIX century.