What was the original structural plan of the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady in the Căpriana Monastery?
Journal Title: Tyragetia
ISSN: 1857-0240 (Print); 2537-6330 (Online)
Publisher: National Museum of History of Moldova
LCC Subject Category: Auxiliary sciences of history: Archaeology
Country of publisher: Moldova, Republic of
Language of fulltext: English, Russian, French, German, Romanian
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Vlad D. Ghimpu
Abstract | Full Text
The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady in the Căpriana Monastery is the oldest of the existing monuments of religious architecture, built in the gospodars' tradition of the medieval Moldova. Many elements of its architecture have been preserved from the time of Stephen the Great (1457-1504) and Petru Rareş (1527-1538, 1541-1546), in spite of extensive reconstruction, which was carried out in 1819-1820. However, as a result of the reconstruction the current structure of the church does not match the description given in the XIX century. The question of the original structure of the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady in the Căpriana Monastery remains unresolved and requires further investigation.