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tv   Treasures of the World - Spissky Hrad Slovak Republic  Deutsche Welle  March 6, 2018 10:15pm-10:31pm CET

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a hilltop often characterized for thousands of years by swirling mists and flocks of birds. a magical cultic site it was inhabited even in the new listing period. the celts came here followed by the romans the chances and the ottoman turks. this is a cultural crossroad. the rock is white fish and
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soft prone to erosion but proud and chilly visitors from far off. travel time it's called a regal building material. sublimely it forms the steep hill in the majestic castle which sits atop it hovering high above its surroundings seemingly inaccessible one of history's great fortresses specific out space cost. hundreds of thousands of blocks hewn from travel tiny join together over three centuries on an area the size of a small town to create one of the biggest castle complexes in yours.
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early twelfth century the council consisted of just around forty five towns. over the next five hundred years it was constantly enlarged. to day the really inspired testimony to a variety of architectural styles romanesque and gothic renee songs and butter rock .
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but the fortress never enjoyed soul supremacy over this region right from the start opposite and subordinate merely from a geographical point of view there existed and other bastion that demanded respect and knowledge meant the church. and super regional history whether of a roman catholic or a hungary and imperial nature shed its influential light alternately on these two bounds of power. this biscuit capital of the space chapter with its castle like fortifications was built at the same time as the council. lasted communities like the benedictines
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lived here even before the early middle ages like the castle the romanesque basilica was altered many times today it's one of slovakia's most valuable cultural assets the romanesque frescoes have disappeared and only five of the original thirteen altars have been preserved and whether they are masterpieces or slovaks like gothic hours.
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because of its influence and its independence the tiny ecclesiastical enclave of space can copy tool was often referred to as the vatican of the east. since seven hundred seventy six it's been the seat of a bishop it was at that time that what began on giving the chapter up a rock face the bishop had a french garden laid out. and whereas on the hill opposite was gutted by fire specific copy to left flourished a university was founded here and a seminary established. the former forty five church became a spiritual and intellectual stronghold of slovakian culture.
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had become an unprotected ruin for many centuries previously the castle had served as a vital refuge for the high dignitaries and to change. the extensive site of its safety to the military soldiers peasants and priests. man and his animals were able to resist enemy assaults for months on end. the mongol tartars destroyed this good copy tour but they could not take the castle. full of respect for the mighty fortress ottoman scouts passed on by heading for vienna. and the last lords of the
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castle the saki family had long since built a representative baroque palace near the fortress. with the medieval wars destroyed by fire the castle had become too uncomfortable for its arse to practical use. there was nothing left to defend here nevertheless right through to the present day the ruling has remained a monument to the cultural spirit and the key to the identity of the space region. the region which is try to respect new groups slovaks and germans and gary ns and ukrainians jews gypsies and christians but in matters of faith the catholic church has always remained free dominant. along with the specific topic tula zana
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a small church on the eastern side of the castle bez mediæval testimony to the influence of the church in eastern slovakia. this time to someone in conspicuous exterior inside to travel team building offers a wealth of romanesque frescoes the tel unique in the completeness with which they've been preserved. some of these vivid depictions of biblical scenarios were covered over for hundreds of centuries the last one exposed in one nine hundred fifty. in those days slovakia was under communist control and the catholic church exacted fall less of an influence than it had in the past today is that it is a national cultural monument a seductively beautiful as the sufi. this
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space region has been invaded by many peoples who try to ted down the old walls who strove to conquer this ancient cultural landscape and make it their own. specific lad with stood all military assaults but not the natural catastrophes all the political upheavals the change the face of the land many times. the once majestic castle fell into decline with time steadfastly eroding the poorest rock the shining travel time.
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specific route is a place of pilgrimage not only for the council on tentative slovaks the full driscoll says stands as a symbol of the close dialogue between secular and temporal power and of the long history of approach mint and a strange mix between the two major poles of interest in this part of the one. the treasure house of slovakia the space region watched over by saints and protected by mighty wolves.
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