Pyatnytska Church, Chernihiv (Ukraine)
This church is located in Chernihiv, Ukraine.
It is said that the church was first built in the late 12th or early 13th century. This was the period when the Principality of Chernihiv, which was a branch of the Grand Duchy of Kiev (Lucy), existed.
It was damaged during the Mongol invasion of Lusi (first half of the 13th century) and was repaired and rebuilt in the 17th century. Furthermore, the building was greatly transformed by restoration after a fire in 1750 and additions and renovations in the 19th century, but it was destroyed by bombing during World War II.
The restoration work that began in 1943 revealed that some parts of the building dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries, and it was decided to restore it to its original appearance. The reconstruction work was completed in 1962, but it was not until 1972 that the interior work was finally completed. The area around the church was declared a protected area and opened as a museum.
After Ukraine's independence in 1991, the area continues to be operated as a national protected area.
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