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Prayer on St. Nikola peak

Prayer on St. Nikola peak, © National Museum of Military History SofiaenlargePrayer on St. Nikola peak, © National Museum of Military History Sofia


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Object:Prayer on St. Nikola peak
Description:High angle panorama shot of men in military uniforms with their accouterments and horses in back view. They are in ordered formation, facing in the direction of a monument in the background.
Comment:The St. Nikola peak is one of the three mountain peaks (Shipka, Orlovo gnezdo), where a series of armed conflicts, collectively referred to as "The Battle of Shipka Pass", were fought between the Russians (aided by Bulgarian volunteers) and the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Ottoman War of 1877 - 1878. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Russo-Ottoman War a historical re-enactment of the battles took place.
Location:Shipka, Mountain Stara planina, peak St. Nikola, near peak Shipka
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 203mm x 276mm
Image: 187mm x 256mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology
720 War
640 State > 648 International Relations
780 Religious Practices
Copyright:Национален Военноисторически Музей
Archive:National Museum of Military History Sofia, Inv. No.: 48
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova