This images was taken With Canon Powershot S3 IS from the bell tower
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Chernigov was first mentioned in the Rus’-Byzantine Treaty (907) but is considered to have existed at least in the ninth century, as uncovered by archaeological excavations of a settlement which included the artifacts from the Khazar Khaganate. Towards the end of the 10th century, the city probably had its own rulers. It was there that the Black Grave, one of the largest and earliest royal mounds in Eastern Europe, was excavated back in the 19th century.
this is the model of the town from XII century: