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  • Alastair Millar
    dak writes... ... Interesting... the stone ovens /hearths of pagan Slavic huts - which were clearly the subject of reverence (pots regularly buried in front
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      'dak writes...

      >That is "beautiful corner" or krasny ugol. Apparently
      >always across from the door so it was the first thing
      >seen and so the low doorway would force guests to
      >bow to the icons.

      Interesting... the stone "ovens"/hearths of pagan Slavic huts - which were
      clearly the subject of reverence (pots regularly buried in front of them
      etc.) - also seem to have been set in a corner facing the door. This
      phenomenon is known from a number of sites in eastern Germany, the Czech
      Republic, Poland and the Ukraine.

      Cheers

      Alastair

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