Submitted by Boris on Mon, 19/03/2007 - 11:29
Mogilev Region, Osipovichi District
Moss-grown ruins are the only reminder of the former grandeur of the Castle of Svisloch.
The castle was built in the 11th century on a high peninsular where the River Svisloch joins the River Berezina. The citadel used to be a brake on Polotsk’s expansion on the lands of Belarus. Historians attribute the emergence of the castle of Gleb Vseslavovich of Mensk.
The castle site used to be surrounded by a 22-metre wide ditch.
The castle used to be a residence of the Count of Svisloch and an administrative centre in the time of the Great Duchy of Lithuania.
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