REAFFIRM AND RETHINKING SACRAL SPACE: SUBMERGED CHURCHES IN ZAPALNYA AND VIDEN VILLAGES Cover Image
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ПРЕПОТВЪРЖДАВАНЕ И ПРЕОСМИСЛЯНЕ НА САКРАЛНОТО ПРОСТРАНСТВО: ПОТОПЕНИТЕ ЦЪРКВИ НА С. ЗАПАЛНЯ И С. ВИДЕН
REAFFIRM AND RETHINKING SACRAL SPACE: SUBMERGED CHURCHES IN ZAPALNYA AND VIDEN VILLAGES

Author(s): Vanya Gergova
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ
Keywords: dams; church; submerged church; heritage; Koprinka dam; Zhrebchevo dam;

Summary/Abstract: The paper is going to present two equal in their base cases of effacement of a sacral site but with distinct differences, observed in their present development, status and usage. These are the church of the former 162 village of Zapalnya “St. John of Rila”, submerged by the waters of Zhrebchevo dam in the 1960s, and the church of Viden village “St. Athanasius”, flooded after the construction of Koprinka dam. Nowadays the remains of both “submerged” church buildings are on the surface – visible experienced in a new way. The analysis is based on field and bibliographic research conducted in 2019 within the project “Submerged Heritage. A Village on the Lake’s Bottom: Migrations, Memory, Cultural Practices” (NSF, 2018–2021).

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 151-162
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian