Saturday, June 26, 2004

Daniel Of Kiev

Also called  Daniel The Pilgrim,  Russian  Daniil Kievsky, or Daniil Polomnik  the earliest known Russian travel writer, whose account of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land is the earliest surviving record in Russian of such a trip. Abbot of a Russian monastery, he visited Palestine probably during 1106–07. His narrative begins at Constantinople; from there he traveled along the west and south coasts of Asia Minor to Cyprus and the Holy Land. Despite his


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