Museum of history of Davniy Halych

The oldest museum of Halych is the Museum of history of ancient Halych. It is in Mitropolian chambers, the sight of architecture of the XVIII-th century item. The idea of its creation belongs to the discoverer of Halych - the professor of L’viv university, the doctor of archaeology Yaroslav Pasternak and metropolite Andrey Sheptytsky, who had been already very ill expressed the wish to create a preserve museum near the foundations of the annalistic Assumption of Our Lady cathedral. The dream of the ruler of UGCC executed Yaroslav Pasternak in 1938. He gathered and collected for the bride-shows the most interesting and most original finds from the excavations in Krylos in the temple of St. Vasyliy. So, the temple of St. Vasyliy became the first museum in the place of princely Halych.

After the opening of the museum in Krylos a new life of the Holy Hill began. New direction was purchased by archaeological researches of ancient Halych, which from 1965 year L’viv archaeologist Vitol'd Aulikh systematically conducted. In 80-90ths of the last century many foundations of disappearing churches were explored, taken under a guard billows of defensives of the ХІІ-ХІІІ-th centuries foundations of the Assumption cathedral of the XII century, the Chaple of St. Vasyliy and the Dormition church of the XVI-th century, are restored the Mitropolian chambers (at one time this was the summer residence of metropolian Andrey Sheptytsky), the Museum of history of ancient Halych is presently located in this building. In its display is widely presented history and cultural legacy of ancient city of Halych, archaeological and architectural finds of the past, which certify that Halych was a mighty state and religious center.


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