People began to settle on the territory of Belarus in the hoary past.
In this article I will tell you about the old cities.
It is the oldest city in Belarus. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 862 AD. Polatsk was the capital of the Principality of Polatsk. Rogneda and Rogvolod, Skarina many others were born in Polatsk.
Vitebsk was first mentioned in 947 AD. According to legend, Princess Olga founded the city. Vitebsk is now one of the most beautiful towns in Belarus. The famous festival "Slavic Bazaar" in Vitebsk invites visitors every year.
Turov used to be the capital of the Principality of Turov. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 980 AD. The famous Belarusian poet and statesman of the Middle Ages Kirill of Turov praised the city for centuries. Now Desk is a small town in the south of Belarus. In Turow has an unusual interest: stone crosses grow from the ground. Many pilgrims come from all over Europe to see the miracle.
This city is located in the west of Belarus. It was first mentioned in 1005 AD Vawkavysk is a very beautiful city of Belarus. The famous Janina Jaime was born in Vawkavysk. Soviet audiences will remember the actress in the role of Cinderella. This film is newly painted and now fans of the actress can be a new way to enjoy her work.
I can long and hard talk about Brest, because I was born not far from the city. Brest was first mentioned in chronicles in 1019 AD. First, the city housed in what is now the Brest Fortress. But in the 19th century, the town was moved to three kilometers to the side. You can read more about Brest on my blog.
I'll talk later about other ancient Belarusian cities!