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Russia, Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands

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Location Arkhangelsky region, Solovetsky district, Russia
Coordinates N65 4 60 E35 40 0
Property 28,834 ha
Date of Inscription 1992

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The Solovetsky archipelago comprises six islands in the western part of the White Sea, covering 300 km2 . They have been inhabited since the 5th century B.C. and important traces of a human presence from as far back as the 5th millennium B.C. can be found there. The archipelago has been the site of fervent monastic activity since the 15th century, and there are several churches dating from the 16th to the 19th century.

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Solovetsky Monastery, Solovetsky Islands

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