ポーランド、ウクライナのカルパチア地方の木造教会(Wooden <em>Tserkvas</em> of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine)
Situated in the eastern fringe of Central Europe, the transnational property numbers a selection of sixteen <em>tserkvas </em>(churches). They were built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16<sup>th</sup> and 19<sup>th</sup> centuries by communities of Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths. The <em>tserkvas</em> bear testimony to a distinct building tradition rooted in Orthodox ecclesiastic design interwoven with elements of local tradition, and symbolic references to their communities’ cosmogony. The <em>tserkva</em><em>s </em>are built on a tri-partite plan surmounted by open quadrilateral or octagonal domes and cupolas. Integral to <em>tserkvas</em> are iconostasis screens, interior polychrome decorations, and other historic furnishings. Important elements of some <em>tserkvas</em> include wooden bell towers, churchyards, gatehouses and graveyards.