Ukrainian scientists have put forward a new version on the time of construction St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev - in their view the church was built 26 years earlier previously set date.
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Ukrainian scientists, headed by the head of the Department of Historical Research National Reserve "Sophia of Kyiv" Hope Mikitenko claim that the cathedral was built in 1011 by Vladimir the Great, but not in 1037. Evidence it - graffiti discovered on the frescoes depicting St. Basil, whose name adopted by his father Jaroslav vodokreschenii. According to Director General National Reserve "Sophia of Kyiv" Nelly Kukovalskoy, character inscription dates from the 1022 year, when subtracted from that date, the time required to furnish the house, create complex mosaics and frescoes, it turns out in 1011. "Until now none of the ten leading Byzantinologist the world, including Moscow and St. Petersburg, did not refute our discovery. Skepticism on this matter expressed and our scientists from the Institute of Archaeology, headed by academician Peter Shcheglov, but they could not prove otherwise, "- said Kukovalskaya. At the same time First Deputy Culture Minister Vladislav Kornienko said that UNESCO Documents sent with wet seals, which confirmed the date summaries Cathedral Rock in 1011, and the Ukrainian side proposed to consider the plan holidays activities for the anniversary. When and how will the celebration be solved The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, as the chronicles known only to the date and month of consecration of the cathedral - on November 4.
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