Muravanka Fortified Church

Muravanka Fortified Church was built in XVI century - between 1516 and 1542. Together with earlier Suprasl' and Synkavichy churches it represents an original class of churches-fortresses that appeared in Belarus in XV-XVI centuries.These are compact in plan, rectangular buildings flanked in the corners with towers. The top of the walls are fortified with mashykooli and shooting windows. There were cellars in the basem,ent with water and food for the sieged defenders.

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References:

"Arhitektura Belarusi. Encyklapedychny davednik" ("Architecture of Belarus. Encyclopedia") - ed.: A.A. Voinau and others, Minsk, Publishing house "Belaruskaia Encyklapedyia" named after Piatrus' Brouka, 1993. ISBN 5-85700-078-5.

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