Sites & cities that bear the name of Rurikovo Gorodische

Rurikovo Gorodische

Today in : Russian Federation
First trace of activity : ca. 8th century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 15th century C.E
Recorded names : Holmgård, Рюриково Городище

Description : Rurikovo Gorodische (Russian: Рюриково Городище, IPA: , lit. 'Rurik's Hillfort'), known in Scandinavian sources as Holmgård, was the original 9th century settlement of Veliky Novgorod. The archaeological site is 2 km to the south of the current city center, across from Yuriev Monastery where the Volkhov River flows out of Lake Ilmen. Part of the Novgorod World Heritage site, it includes the original residence of the princes of Novgorod, connected with the names of many famous political figures of ancient Russia.

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