Union of Lublin Mound (Ukrainian: Копець Люблінської унії; Polish: Kopiec Unii Lubelskiej) is an artificial hill, 29 m high, in Lviv, modern day Ukraine created in 1869-1890 by Polish inhabitants to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Union of Lublin by initiative and with financial support of Franciszek Smolka.[1] It is located on the summit of Lviv High Castle.[2]

Aerial view of the mound, late 1930s
Status in late nineteenth and early twentieth century

There is an observation platform at the top of the mound (altitude 413 m), offering a vantage viewpoint over Lviv.

References edit

  1. ^ Kowalczyk, Małgorzata; Mącik, Hubert; Trzewik, Michał; Wronka, Marlena. Solarek, Ewelina (ed.). "The Union of Lublin (1569). A Historic Example of Integration of two Countries, Exceptional in the History of Europe, and a Pivotal Moment in Development of Democratic Principles" (PDF). Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych. Translated by Tymosz, Anna Maria; Gilewski, Wojciech. Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ Rossolinski, Grzegorz (1 October 2014). Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Nationalist: Fascism, Genocide, and Cult. Columbia University Press. p. 65. ISBN 9783838266848.

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