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Английский язык. Учебное пособие для 11 класса общеобразовательных учреждений с белорусским и русским языками обучения, И.И. Панова, Е.Б. Карневская, З.Д. Курочкина, Е.А. Мисуно. Объем: 192 страниц(ы).
2. According to a legend Mir castle was built by some mysterious giants in ВС times. The experts can not agree on the date when it happened. Some are convinced it was in 1506, other think it was in 1495-1500, the rest mention the period of 1522-1526. Lithuanian chronicles prove the last version. Some peculiarities of the architectural point to the fact that the building was not founded earlier than 1510. One another detail helps to identify the time when the castle was built.

3. The language of medieval decorations is difficult to understand now. No one can explain the appearance of a sheep head on the wall of the castle. Maybe it was a wish of the landlord to have a magic talisman or just biblical image of a lamb. There are some suppositions on Juri lljinitch's to build Mir castle. They say it was his desire to get a noble title or just to immortalize himself as an author of the great building.

4. Radzivill the Orphan rebuilt the castle. There appeared a tree-storeyed palace and one-storeyed service facilities, the chapel of St. Christopher and a tower with a clock on its top. On the first floor of the palace, they stored provision supplies, arms, etc. The third floor was totally in prince's possession.

There were many hard times in the history of Mir castle. For example, Souvorov's troops stormed the castle. In 1812, there were severe battlers between Russian and French troops. The palace was burnt and the fortifications were destroyed.

5. Kakhanek was the most famous personality among the inhabitants of Mir. He was one of the landowners of Mir castle. His life was fool of adventures. Once in summer he escaped from pirates. Kakhanek was famous for his numerous romantic love affairs. Rumors told once he felt in love with a siren.

6. Later, the property passed over to many counts and princes. Since 1891, Svyatopolk-Minski counts owned the castle. Their family name and the name of the castle is just a mere coincidence. New owners created a palace-and-park ensemble in classical traditions. Even, now you can find two maple avenues. The main structural and picturesque component of the landscape was a large water reservoir with and island. In 1904, the park was completed with the burial chapel, with a bell-tower and a colorful mosaic panel. Close to the panel there was a board with symbols of the four oldest Russian cities: Kiev, Novgorod, Pskov, Moscow. The symbols might have emphasized how old and noble the family was.

7. After the fire in 1914, the castle was not restored, and the last prince from the family lived in the old castle till 1939. The first reconstruction works started in 1983 and 10 years later the first museum halls were opened for the public. At present, the reconstruction works have been completed. Mir castle is one of the four World Heritage Sites in Belarus.

Ex. 30. Расскажите, какие неизвестные факты из истории Мирского

замка вас больше всего заинтересовали.

Most of all I was interested in the stories that were connected with the most

famous inhabitants of Mir castle. The story of it hard reconstruction was also

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