Bencés apátság, Somogyvár / Ruins of the Saint Benedictian Monastery, Somogyvár

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A hagyomány szerint Tar Szerénd fia Koppány vezér székhelye volt Somogyvár, a Kupavár, s innen indult 997-ben Veszprém ostromára, hogy az ősi hagyomány szerint mint a következő rokon, elvegye Géza fejedelem feleségét és átvegye a fejedelemséget. István és a német lovagok vezette sereg győzött a Sóly melletti ütközetben, Koppányt felnégyelték, s testrészeit az ország négy helyén kitűzték elrettentésül. Koppány herceg vára, Somogyvár, a középkorban jelentős kultikus és kulturális központ volt. Apátsága, amely a kor egyik legnagyobb és legelegánsabb létesítménye volt, több mint 900 évvel ezelőtt épült a Szent László király által behívott francia bencés szerzeteseknek. Egyes szakértői vélekedés szerint az ott élő szerzetesek az apátság falai között vetették papírra a legkorábbi magyar nyelvű szövegemléket, a Halotti Beszéd és Könyörgést. Negyven évig itt volt a nyughelye a kolostoralapító magyar lovagkirálynak, Szent Lászlónak. Az 1983 óta nemzeti történelmi emlékhely

As the tradition says Tar Szerénd's son Koppány prince kept Somogyvár as his headquarter and it was also known as Kupavár. Koppány started the siege of Veszprém from here in 997 A.D. to claim the right of succession and the dead grand prince Géza's widow Sarolt. His nephew Vajk who was already baptized under the name István, challanged him. Near Sóly István's army, bolstered by the support of a regiment of Bavarian knights, won a decisive victory over Koppány and had him executed. According to the legend his body was cut in four pieces, which were sent to be displayed on the walls of the four major strongholds of the Kingdom. Koppány prince's castle Somogyvár had an important cultural life in medieval ages. Archaeological excavations revealed that in 1091 László I. king supported the building of the Saint Benedictian Monastery of Somogyvár here. Some linguist experts' view is the Funeral Sermon and Prayer the oldest surviging Hungarian text was written here. László I. after his death was buried in the Abbey of Somogyvár. Since 1983 it is a national historical site.

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beh108 on November 19, 2011

Very beautiful shot

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Elemér NO VIEWS on November 19, 2011

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Melsen Felipe on November 23, 2011

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Elemér NO VIEWS on November 23, 2011

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Godo Nikolov on November 25, 2011

Very mystical view. Like. Greetings.

Elemér NO VIEWS on November 25, 2011

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As the tradition says Tar Szerénd's son Koppány prince kept Somogyvár as his headquarter and it was also known as Kupavár. Koppány started the siege of Veszprém from here in 997 A.D. to claim the right of succession and the dead grand prince Géza's widow Sarolt. His nephew Vajk who was already baptized under the name István, challanged him. Near Sóly István's army, bolstered by the support of a regiment of Bavarian knights, won a decisive victory over Koppány and had him executed. According to the legend his body was cut in four pieces, which were sent to be displayed on the walls of the four major strongholds of the Kingdom. Koppány prince's castle Somogyvár had an important cultural life in medieval ages. Archaeological excavations revealed that in 1091 László I. king supported the building of the Saint Benedictian Monastery of Somogyvár here. Some linguist experts' view is the Funeral Sermon and Prayer the oldest surviging Hungarian text was written here. László I. after his death was buried in the Abbey of Somogyvár. Since 1983 it is a national historical site.

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Godo Nikolov on November 25, 2011

Very interesting and strange story. Thank you, Elemer.

Elemér NO VIEWS on November 25, 2011

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POlo on March 27, 2012

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