Kirovohrad region wants to recreate Trypillia temple, built 6000 years ago

10.02.2021, 20:27
Reproduction of the Nebelivka Temple - фото 1
Reproduction of the Nebelivka Temple
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We are talking about the Trypillia Temple in Nebelivka, built in the IV millennium BC. "Our idea is to recreate this temple, its interiors, plus use modern technologies to equip installations that would correspond to that time," said Andriy Nazarenko, chairman of Kirovohrad Regional State Administration. "The coronavirus crisis encourages us to develop domestic tourism. We have many beautiful places in the area, so-called tourist attractions that bring people from other regions."

This is reported by "Golos Ukrayiny".

The project "Cultural routes of ancient civilizations" provides for the re-exhibition of the permanent exhibition space of the Novoarkhangelsk Regional Museum of local lore. And for the presentation of the monument "Nebelivsky Temple of the Trypillia Age", it is planned to create a modern exhibition area.

According to the Department of Culture of the Regional State Administration, the historical site in Nebelivka is considered as part of a tourist route with a radius of 60 km. It is planned to raise almost one million hryvnias for its creation. In the temple restoration, they rely on the help of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, which has already submitted a corresponding project.

The region is convinced that, in addition to developing domestic tourism, the project will help strengthen cooperation with UNESCO.


Nebelivka is a proto-city settlement of the Trypillian culture of the IV millennium BC, located near the village of Nebelivka of the same name, Novoarkhangelsky district. The second-largest area of the discovered settlements of the Trypillia culture (up to 300 hectares), where 1,500 buildings were located, the total number of inhabitants was up to 7 thousand people. In terms of area and number of inhabitants, it was the largest settlement in Europe at that time. The dwellings were arranged in several concentric circles with quarter buildings in the center. On the south side was an entrance with rows of buildings placed on the sides. The entire settlement was surrounded by a wooden palisade.

Since 2008, a Ukrainian-British archaeological expedition of the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Department of Archeology of Durham University of Great Britain has started working in the settlement. The project is called "TRIPOLYE MEGA-SITE". Scientists from other countries, in particular Bulgaria, are taking part in the study.

Excavated on the settlement territory, the first Trypillia temple is the largest structure of the Trypillia culture, studied by archaeologists for the entire period of studying this archaeological culture. The 20-by-60-meter structure consisted of two floors. Seven cross-shaped altars have been excavated on the ground floor.

During the excavations, many historical artifacts of that period were found. In particular, ceramics are represented by kitchen and dining utensils (bowls, cups, pots, etc.), as well as women's figurines and conical clay chips that were used for counting.