The description of 360 Upper Lavra. Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Monastery
360 series of virtual, interactive, multimedia tours - "Cathedrals and Churches of Kiev-Pechersk, Holy Dormition Lavra". This series is presented in Russian. The series was developed during the reconstruction of the Lavra, in 2006-2007, consists of several editions in which the following travels are presented:
1. "The Upper Lavra"
2. "The Lower Lavra"
3. "The Near caves"
4. "The Far Caves"
Each virtual tour is presented in the form of spherical, three-dimensional panoramas filled with: "tour guide" - professional sounding of the foreground, background music (license for background music is provided by A. Zakharenko, music by Origen - www.origenmusic.com), tour plan, virtual transitions, licensed software of Spherical Panorama Inc. http://spherical-panorama.com.The technology, which used to create a virtual tour - allows a person to be inside the scene of the image itself, rotate it in different directions by 360x360 degrees. By approaching or removing certain moments of the image, the viewer can virtually navigate the tour with the help of the immersive presence effect. Extraordinarily beautiful music will allow you to completely immerse yourself in virtual space. On this software and materials, the certificate of intellectual property of SV No. 10293 dated June 17, 2004, CB was registered. No. 19504 dated 07.02.2007. Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, State Department of Intellectual Property. Background music for this tour is provided in accordance with the license - author Alexey Zakharenko (Origen) Music by Origen - www.origenmusic.com
Brief Historical Reference:
The Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is one of the oldest Orthodox monasteries, founded in 1051 during the reign of Yaroslav the Wise. The founder of the monastery was the monk Anthony, a native of Lyubech. Co-founder of the monastery was one of the first disciples of Antony - Theodosius. Prince Svyatoslav II Yaroslavich gave the monastery a plateau above the caves, where the construction of churches decorated with paintings began.
In the XII century the monastery received the status of the Lavra - the main large monastery. The names of the chronicler Nestor, the author of The Tale of Bygone Years, the artist Alipia, the enlightener Peter Mogila, the historian of Inokenty Gisel and many others are connected with Lavrov. In the monastery is the rest of the incorrupt relics of God's saints in the Near and Far caves. It houses the relics of St. Ilya of Murom, who is identified with the epic hero. Also in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra there is the grave of Pyotr Arkadyevich Stolypin. The territory of the monastery is on the right, high side of the river Dnieper, southeastern tip of Kiev, and occupies two hills, separated by a deep hollow.