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Kurgan of Glory description and photos - Belarus: Novogrudok. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Mound of Glory of Adam Mitskevich is a unique man-made monument of the 20th century. This mound was poured with their own hands by people who worship the work of the genius poet.
After the city of Novogrudok, the birthplace of the national poet Adam Mitskevich, became part of Poland, the Mitskevich committee was organized, which was engaged in the study of creativity and the creation of a house-museum.
The first to propose to build the mound was the chairman of the Mitskevichsky Committee, Professor Stanislav Voitsekhovsky. He recalled the words of Adam Mickiewicz, who once said: “... for“ Pan Tadeusz ”, Novogrudok residents should erect a monument to me on the city square in Novogrudok.”
as it was done in ancient times - everyone could put in their bit - a handful of earth or a stone and put it in the place of the future mound. Some people who did not have the opportunity to come to Novogrudok sent land by mail. On the parcel they wrote: “Novogrudok. Land to perpetuate the memory of Adam Mitskevich. ”
Construction began on May 27, 1924 and lasted until June 28, 1931. In the last summer of construction, when many wanted to take part and bring land, each participant was given a commemorative sign. On the day of the 75th anniversary of the death of Mickiewicz, after a solemn mass in the church where the poet was baptized, a monument was opened.
A memorial stone dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz was installed at the foot of the Mound of Glory. You can climb the high mound using a specially equipped ladder. A magnificent view of Novogrudok opens from its top. There is an opinion that this is the highest point in Belarus. At the foot of the hill begins a picturesque park, equipped with recreation areas, benches where you can sit and admire the magnificent landscape.
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