Transylvania Beyond

The Wooden Church of Rogoz

Transylvania Beyond
The Wooden Church of Rogoz

The wooden church of Rogoz, in Târgu Lăpuș, Maramures, was built in 1663, shortly after the Tartar invasion, as indicated by the inscription near its door. In keeping with rural traditions, it was erected at the site of the former church, presumably destroyed by the invaders. In fact, the historical reality of Tartar invasions was such a concern for the villagers that following major attack was actually recorded in another inscription inside this church.

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