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300-years-old Wooden Church in Kizhi Pogost Built Without Nails; Unbelieveable Facts

Russia – Kizhi Pogost

When constructing a wooden structure, nails are one of the most important elements. They act as fasteners and hold together the various sections of the structure being built. But one of the tallest wooden churches in the world was built without the use of nails. Kizhi Pogost consists of two wooden churches, both built without the use of nails as was common in ancient, Russian carpentry traditions. These churches represent one of the finest and ornate examples of the great Russian carpentry era.

Kizhi Pogost is a 17th-century historical site located on Kizhi Island, Russia. The pogost consists of two large churches, The Church of the Transfiguration and The Church of the Intercession, and a bell tower. All the structures are made entirely out of wood making Kizhi Pogost one of the tallest wooden structures in the world. It was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1990.

Kizhi Pogost is a historical site located on Kizhi Island, Russia. The site dates back to the 17th century and is an excellent example of the Russian carpentry of that era.

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