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The gate were kept inside of the temple in the disassembled kind till the XIVth century. Novgorod master Avraam made some more plates and collected a masterpiece of western masters anew. By the way, Avraam placed his image near to portraits of German founders Rikvin and Vismuth. Since then the Sigtunian gate decorate the western portal of the main Novgorod Cathedral.
It is remarkable, that in XVII century the Swedish king during the Sweden-Polish intervention tried to return the gate to Sweden, but his marshal Delagardi, being afraid of anger of the townspeople, left them on their place.
A copy of Sigtuna gate you can see in the Moscow Historical museum. This copy was made in the end of the XIXth and consider one of the most interesting exhibit of the museum. I came to have a look at it on sunday, October, 8 - just after I return from Sigtuna... A lot of impressions!
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