The real face of Yaroslav the Wise recreated by InterChem

The pharmaceutical company Interchem based in Odessa has invested UAH 2 million in the project of a unique 3D hologram of the real face of Yaroslav the Wise, which is installed in Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, said Anatoliy Reder, Director General of InterChem.

We have invested UAH 2 million in this project. There are plans for further cooperation and new projects.

Anatoliy Reder, Director General of InterChem

The entrepreneur noted that recent studies on human remains in Saint Sophia Cathedral made it possible to visualize the authentic features of Yaroslav the Wise. Unique Danish equipment was used for visualization.

The project allows to see the face of Yaroslav the Wise, as he could have been at the age of about 45, while the canonical image of the prince, restored from his skull, creates an appearance similar to the appearance of the Russian monarchs. In this guise, Prince Yaroslav is represented at a much older age.

Previously, InterChem was one of the patrons of the project to drain the foundations and walls of Saint Sophia Cathedral and adjacent monastic buildings from excess moisture using the Swiss technology BioDry.

Thanks to the patrons who restored the Cathedral in different historical epochs, after enemy invasions and natural disasters, its ancient architecture and the world’s most complete ensemble of original mosaics and frescoes of the 11th century have been preserved. The Cathedral has 260 square meters of mosaics and 3,000 square meters of frescoes.

Saint Sophia Cathedral is one of the historical sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The cathedral is the spiritual center of Ukraine, where is concentrated the knowledge base of the Ukrainian people for the last millennium.