An employee of the Local Lore Museum of Izyum saves an ancient altar Gospel from the invaders

27 September, 17:00
Culture
An employee of the Local Lore Museum of Izyum saves an ancient altar Gospel from the invaders - фото 1
A real miracle happened in the city of Izyum, which was completely destroyed by the rashists. A New Testament, which was printed back in 1707, was found.

This is reported by Gromada Group.

The book is made in silver and gilded casing and is considered an altar Gospel. Such books are characterized by a luxurious outfit, solemnity and a unique printing style, which was founded in ancient times.

This find is a rare exhibit at the Local Lore Museum of Izyum. It was possible to save it only thanks to the courage of the employee of the mentioned art institution Dina Lystopad. She entered the room under the literally endless shelling, at her own risk, and hid the spiritual relic so that no one would find it.

"So the Gospel survived!" deputy mayor of Izyum Volodymyr Matsokin commented on the situation. "We thought it was stolen!" At the same time, the museum building is in poor condition. The roof has been hit. Now we are working on preserving it. The entire collection survived, nothing was stolen, although the city was robbed extensively."

According to Mr. Matsokin, now the exhibits are in the museum's storage, which was taken under round-the-clock protection by the military. Before the rashist occupation, items of the Middle Ages, Cossacks, numismatic collections, and sketches by Sergiy Vasylkovsky and other artists were displayed here.

After the liberation, Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko came here and announced sad statistics. According to him, as a result of military operations in Izyum, virtually all cultural institutions were damaged.