A few kilometers from Frankopol there is an ancient cemetery where the knights buried their dead brothers. They called the cemetery Lutetia, this is the ancient name of Paris. The Templars regretted that they could not return to their homeland, so they gave this name to the cemetery. They consoled themselves with the thought that at least after death they would be in their homeland. The ancient cemetery includes a number of mounds of different sizes, one of which is large. Some of the ancient crosses have a pronounced form of a knight’s cross. Over time, a village was developed around the ancient cemetery, equipped with local residents. The name Lutetia began to be pronounced over time Luchitsa. Locals mistakenly assume that in the ancient graves the Swedes who passed through the village in the XVIII century are buried. In this case, all the graves should have been the same. But the burials are very scattered, and it is also clearly visible that they did not appear at the same time.
A few kilometers in front of Frankopol is the village of Storozhev. The name Storozhev comes from the Slavic word “Strazha” (guard). This means that the knights put a guard on the road, where she was approaching Frankopol.
Eight kilometers from Frankopol, the village of Kobylnya is located. The name “Kobylnya” comes from the Slavic word “Kobyla” (mare). “Mare” is a horse, a female horse. At the time of the knights, stables were located in this place, in which there were horses. Here the knights bred horses. Knight riders needed a large number of horses.
Recently, this village was renamed “Vesnyanoye”.
Linchin is a village in the Bereznovsky district of the Rivne region in Ukraine. The name “Linchin” comes from the French word “Les cheniles”, which means “nurseries”. In this village, the Templars bred horses.
To the west of the village of Linchin is Prische (Brische) – a general zoological reserve of state importance in Ukraine. There grow species of plants rare for Ukraine, among which there is a Succisella inflexa, one of the plants that are the best food for horses. The Templars brought here from distant lands and propagated the plants with which they fed their horses.
The name “Prische” is of French origin. Prische is a garbled French word “Pâture”, which means pasture.
700 years ago, on the site of the present village of Linchin, there were nurseries for horses, and next to them there was a pasture.
Gorodnitsa and Gubkov castle
In Gorodnitsa (Novograd-Volyn district) in ancient times there was a Templar castle. The strongholds of the Templars in the north-east and north-west of Frankopol were Gorodnitsa and Gubkov castle. They are all connected by underground passages. Gorodnitsa and Gubkov castle are located so that from Gorodnitsa Gubkov castle is visible and vice versa. At night, signals were transmitted using fire. From the Frankopol Castle, one could see both Gorodnitsa and Gubkov Castle.
Tomb of the Templar near Gubkov
Marinin is a village located near Frankopol. The coat of arms and flag of Marinin depict French lilies and crosses resembling knightly shapes.
Coat of arms and flag of Marinin
Locals say that the name Marinin comes from the name of Princess Marianne. Moreover, there is a variant of the name – Marien. In fact, it was the Templars who gave the name to this settlement. In France, there is the land and commune of Saint-Marien, located in the Limousin region, department of the commune – Creuse, part of the canton of Bussac, district of the commune – Gere. From here came the Templars who founded Marinin. And the legend of Princess Marianne is just a beautiful fairy tale.
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