You are here:   /
rss News rss Articles rss General

The Hawks will keep the gold dome of St. Sophia Cathedral

July 4 2006

In Novgorod ends restoration of the cathedral of St. Sophia Cathedral. Experts have developed an unusual way to save the recovered gold leaf domes.

Now some churches will be "on duty" hawks, designed to scare off pigeons and sparrows. Birds often tsarapayut gilding, but when predators are afraid to approach the dome.

Such an unusual idea offered a well-known ornithologist, Novgorod, Vladimir Mikhailov, said State Broadcasting Company "Slavia".

It is worth mentioning that the Sophia Cathedral is the oldest Orthodox church in Russia today. According to the chronicles, the stone cathedral was built in the Novgorod Kremlin in 1045 by Prince Vladimir Jaroslavovich, and was consecrated September 14, 1052. In autumn 2005, a restoration of the gold coating of the main dome of the temple.

Print version

Photo Gallery
At this moment...

Week top publications
Popular reading
©2006-2021 All rights reserved display number of browses и visitors for 24 hour