A little something from Belarus

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This card came from Elena from Belarus.

The most curious thing about this belarusian postcard is why there is a greek Diskobolus on it. 😀

In the right corner is the most popular belarusian sight – the Mir Castle, which is on the UNESCO World heritage list. The construction of this castle began at the end of the 15th century, in Gothic style. It was subsequently extended and reconstructed, first in the Renaissance and then in the Baroque style. After being abandoned for nearly a century and suffering severe damage during the Napoleonic period, the castle was restored at the end of the 19th century, with the addition of a number of other elements and the landscaping of the surrounding area as a park. Its present form is graphic testimony to its often turbulent history.

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