Dorohychyn

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Dorohychyn [Dorohyčyn] (Polish: Drohiczyn). Map: I-3. Town (2006 pop 2,100) on the lower Buh River in Siemiatycze county, Podlachia voivodeship, Poland. Dorohychyn is of ancient origin. A settlement dating back to the Neolithic Period, crematoria of the La Tène period (in Kozarivka), and many graves have been uncovered at Dorohychyn. In the Princely era this was the main city of the Dorohychyn land, which was part of the Volhynia principality. In 1238 the region was annexed to Galicia by Danylo Romanovych, who was crowned king in Dorohychyn in 1253. The town was an important trade center on the route from Ukraine to Poland: Arabic coins from the end of the 9th century and thousands of lead seals from the 11th–13th century have been discovered there. During the Polish-Lithuanian wars over Ukrainian territory in the second half of the 13th century the city frequently changed hands. Beginning in 1443 it belonged to Lithuania and, from 1569, to Poland.

BIBLIOHRAPHY
Havryliuk, Iurii. De tserkvy stoiat' i mova lunaie (Lviv 2012)

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]




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