Tourist Routes Exploring Ancient Hillforts

Rekonstruktsia derev’ianoho ukriplennia XII stolittia (Prototype of Wooden Fortification of the 12th Century)

Fortification of the 12th – 13th centuries, which is part of the exhibition in an open-air museum “Prince’s City” of the “Peresopnytsia” Cultural and Archaeological Centre.


Exhibit of the “Peresopnytsia” Cultural and Archaeological Centre.


Rivne Oblast, Diadkovychi Territorial Community (Hromada), Peresopnytsia village, vul. Verbova, 22.


50.66771, 25.96861

Travel Distance to the city centre of the city of Rivne:

27 km


The idea of the “Prince’s City” open-air museum is to show the daily routine and the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the princely city of Peresopnytsia with the help of re-enactment on the basis of scientific data.

The Settlement Fortification Fragment Model shows a log wall, i.e. an element of the protective structure of the princely city of Peresopnytsia. Typically the masters who built fortresses, first of all, took care of the protection of the city. At the same time, they tried to make the fortification look like an impregnable stronghold that would instil fear into the enemy. There was an Orthodox church at the entrance to the fortification. It immediately caught the eye, because it was bigger than the houses of the locals. Furthermore, the grandeur of the temple was supposed to inspire the defenders and protect them from enemies. It was typical for the Kyivan (Kievan) Rus to have a complex, but unique ‘organism’ of the city. After all, these cities combined civil, military and religious buildings, while residential and commercial buildings merged with the defensive wall.


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