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Bering celebrated with a stone and statue

Publiceret: 01.10.2016 13:45 | Senest opdateret: 01.10.2016 13:48
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Translated by: Georgi Iliev
HORSENS – On the 25th of September a stone from Horsens Kommune was placed at the grave of the Horsens-born explorer Vitus Bering in Russia.

This happened at Bering Island with a ceremony, which marked 275 years from the death of Bering. The Danish Ambassador in Russia Thomas Winkler was also at the ceremony.

With this he became the first Danish Ambassador to visit the burial place at Bering Island, which is located 300km East of the Russian coast. The island belongs to Russia and so the country had seen an official marking of the death of the famous explorer.

The Danish archaeologist Orla Madsen placed the stone on the grave on behalf of Horsens Kommune. Furthermore a new statue of Vitus Bering was unveiled.

During a big expedition aiming to put the American West coast on the map, Vitus Bering was stranded on a desolate island – Bering Island – and the crew had to spend the winter in buried huts made out of driftwood.

Many of the men died, and so did Vitus Bering in 1741.

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