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Synagogue in Byhov

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Type: Synagogues Style: Renaissance Date of Foundation: 1650 year Status: Republican value Republic of Belarus, Mogilev region, Byhov District, Byhov

Byhov synagogue - a monument of architecture of the late Renaissance, is constructed from a brick in 40-50 years of XVII century. Settled down in northern part historical lay-out of Old Byhov, in separate quarter, rather near to a floor space and a city shaft with located on it the Mogilev collars. The building square in the plan with thick walls and high windows, has defensive elements. In an interior - a two-story tribune-bima, decorative furniture of interiors, once was decorated a various molding and a list.

Jews have appeared in a city in the XVII-th century beginning. And a building of the new Synagogues at once it has been calculated and on active use in the defensive purposes. Construction of forms Byhov synagogue the roots ascends not so much to sacral, how much to castel to structures. The Byhov synagogue was actively used at protection of a city in the middle of XVII – the beginning XVIII centuries. The synagogue was the center of religious and civil life of Jews of Byhov which the XX-th centuries in the beginning made about half of urban population.

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Address Republic of Belarus, Mogilev region, Byhov District, Byhov GPS Google: 53.519543′ N, 30.255207′ E