“For me archaeology is not a source of illustrations for written texts, but an independent source of historical information, with no less value and importance, sometimes more importance, that the written sources”.
“Для мене археологія не є джерелом ілюстрацій для письмових текстів, але є незалежним джерелом з не менш цінною і важливою, а іноді, навіть, більш важливою історичною інформацією ніж письмові джерела.” Lach Gates ( Лядські ворота) at Independence Square in Kiev is a monument built in 2001 to commemorate one of the Medieval Kiev city gates. At the top is a sculpture of Archangel Michael which is the city's symbol.
The gates were located in the former city's Polish quarter in the southeast side of Kiev. In 1240 the Lach Gates became the main fortification where Batu Khan concentrated his assault during the 1240 siege of Kiev .
Lach gates were one of three known gates of the Medieval Kiev (Old Kyiv , the others being the Golden Gate and the Jewish (Lviv) Gates. There is beauty in everything, depends on how you look at things.
Independance square, Київ, KIEV, Ukraina