The great catherdral mystery

Still the largest masonry dome on earth after more than six centuries, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs as much as an average cruise ship. Historians and engineers have long debated how its secretive architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, managed to keep the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center, 40 stories above the cathedral floor.

The great catherdral mystery

The finding helps shed light on one of the great murder mysteries of 12 th century Russia. Discovery News reports that the inscription was found on the east wall of the cathedral during restoration work. The text refers to a well-known event in history in which Andrey Bogolyubsky, the Grand Prince of Vladimir-Suzdal and one of the most powerful princes of the time, was murdered.

The inscription is in two columns. The right column reads: Memory eternal to him and eternal torture to them [lost text]. Three of the people listed are already known to have been involved from historical records. However, the other names were unknown, providing new information about this ancient murder mystery.

Let them be cursed.

The great catherdral mystery

The other two known murderers were Petr Fralovich and Ambal, also on the list, however, the other conspirators were never known until now. The city of Vladimir suffered from riots and priest Mikulitsa, who had helped Andrey move the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God to the city, walked around the city with the icon and a miracle happened — the riots stopped.

People saw that the bodies of Andrey and his son remained incorruptible. After some time Andrey and his son were consecrated saints and their incorruptible relics are said to cure many people. Now some of this mystery has been resolved with the full list of killers, the number of which corresponds to historical records, now available.

Historians believe the inscription may have been a type of official announcement about the murder of Prince Andrey, possibly sent by the Vladimir authorities to the main cities of the northeastern Russian lands to be inscribed on the walls of churches.

If this is the case, there may have been other inscriptions made on cathedral walls.

The great catherdral mystery

Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Pereslavl-Zalessky public domain. Detail of the left column of an inscription found in a Russian cathedral that names men who murdered a prince.Feb 12,  · From PBS - The dome that crowns Florence's great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore -- the Duomo -- is a masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery.

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This is the complete text of "The Mystery of the Great Labyrinth, Chartres Cathedral", an essay by John James, which appeared in the the journal "Studies in Comparative Religion", Spring edition (Vol. 11, . 2/17/14 Nova: The Great Cathedral Mystery The program Nova The Great Cathedral Mystery on PBS was very interesting to watch.

I never thought about how the cathedral or the Duomo built by Filippo Brunelleschi was a mystery until I watched this documentary.

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