Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lutsk, Ukraine: Lubart's Castle

Overhead castle in spring florescence. 

This is postmarked in 2013 with a Ukraine stamp.

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Lutsk is a city on the Styr River in northwestern Ukraine with a population around 206,000. 

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History of Lutsk High Castle, (also known as Lubart's Castle) 

The Kievan town of Luchesk had a wooden wall as early as 1075, when Boleslaw the Brave laid siege to it for six months. 

Yury Dolgoruky failed to take Lutsk after a six-weeks siege in 1149. In 1255, the walls of Lutsk were stormed by Jochi's grandson Kuremsa.

The current castle, towering over the Styr River, was built mostly in the 1340s, although some parts of the earlier walls were used. 
Definitive Issue
A quill and ink well bottle

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