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Category: Caverns/ Caves
Caves in Kiev suburb of Zverintes were discovered as recently as in 1888. Some say - during the extraction of clay or soil...
Caves in Kiev suburb of Zverintes were discovered as recently as in 1888. Some say - during the extraction of clay or soil movement, the others talk about one Feodosia Matvienko, who had visions on where to look for the entrance to the caves. The length of the Zverinets monastery catacombs is about two kilometers, which is much longer than in the famous Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Cave monastery. Besides the remains of temples and crypts with the holy relics, there were the remains of the laity found in the caves. To all appearances, the monastery, founded in the X-XI centuries, was destroyed during the Tatar Mongol invasion - perhaps people have tried to hide here, and the Mongols simply walled the entrance. The monastery revived only in the late XII century. There are remains of paintings, carved in stone crosses in the caves, and worship is conducted in the underground church of the Archangel Michael. The new monastery is being built on the surface.