Ganina Yama, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

This is one of those photos that isn’t terribly interesting to look at, but has a fascinating history. That depression in the ground is an old mine where the Romanov’s (Tsar Nicolas II, his family, and some servants) bodies were thrown into after they were murdered in the town of Yekaterinburg.

Now, there’s a monastery located on the grounds surrounding the mine, with chapels that are dedicated to each of the members of the Romanov family.

There is also a church where the house they were murdered in once was. I’m not going to post a photo, because, to be honest, I don’t have any interesting ones. What I did find interesting is that the whole family was canonized in the Russian Orthodox church. They even have their own icons!