Foggy Bell in Medieval Chersonesos

Foggy Bell in Medieval Chersonesos
«Foggy Bell in Medieval Chersonesos»

The famous “Foggy Bell” in medieval Chersonesos (in present days part of Sevastopol) is located in the north part of the ancient town, between the monastery wall and the sea. The bell weights 150 poods (2458 kg or 5415 pounds). It was molded in 1778 from captured Turkish guns. In 1850 it was set on the belfry of the Chersonesos monastery. From here the bell was moved to France in 1856. In 1913 it was returned to Sevastopol. After Vladimir Cathedral was closed in 1924, the bell served as a sound beacon for ships and now it is just one of the symbols of Chersonesos.

Photo #618 taken on September 12, 2013

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