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Sights to see 24.08.2019
Pisaniy Stone and Demidov’s cross
Previously, we have already wrote about traveling along the Chusovaya River in the Urals, but this area is rich not only in natural beauty, but also in its history.

Pisaniy Stone is located on the right bank of the Chusovaya River. From the nearest settlement - the village of Yokva - to the stone is 10 kilometers.

The stone extends along the coast about 200 meters; its height reaches 40-45 meters.

A small, half-grown dark gray stone would be unremarkable if there were not the cross and the inscription that were embossed on it in the 18th century.

They are at a height of 20 meters, so you cannot reach it without special equipment. For the same reason, the bottom inscription is impossible to disassemble. Especially because over the past century, the inscription is half erased.

The inscription says that Nikita Demidov, a Russian industrialist and founder of the Demidov dynasty, was born on the opposite bank of the river on September 8, 1724.

On the left bank opposite the Pisaniy Stone there is a two-meter Demidovs cross carved from solid stone.

"The Pisaniy stone is high; it says on it - the letters are carved long ago. To the left is a monument, and the same words are carved on it ..." ("Traditions and legends of the Urals" - Sverdlovsk, 1991).

The cross was installed in 1779. It has a similar inscription as on the rock.

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