Askoldova Mohyla

Image - Askoldova Mohyla. Taras Shevchenko's drawing, 1846. Image - Askoldova Mohyla with the Saint Nicholas' Church rebuilt into a pavilion.

Askoldova Mohyla [Аскольдова могила] (Askold's Mound). Part of a picturesque park in Kyiv on the right bank of the Dnipro River. According to old legends, Prince Askold is buried here. Until 1809 a wooden church stood at the site of Askold's mound. In 1810 the architect Andrei Melensky replaced this church with a brick church-rotunda. In 1937 the church was rebuilt into a pavilion.

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

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