Archaeological finds indicate that on the Black Rock in the north of Khortytsia that at the mouth of the Dnieper, the Grand Prince of Kievan Rus Sviatoslav Igorovych was killed while he was returning from the campaign in 972. This ruler was known for his courage, good luck and knightly soul, but also for the fact that, going to the enemy, he warned him about it in the words "I'm coming to you!”.
There are many legends about "black stones" on the island of Khortytsia, which lies in the heart of the Cossack capital of Ukraine. Stone blocks of different sizes (the largest one is about 600 kg!), which are differ from other local breeds in saturated dark colour, were found in the northern part of the island.
In the late 20s of the last century a grand building construction was developed on the territory of modern Zaporizhzhia. The plan of the Sixth settlement, which is often called Sotsmisto (the Residential area), was made in 1928. And a year later in the bare steppe they began to create “ a perfect socialist city".
There is a famous Silver Eagle from the “Treasure of Voznesenivka" in the Regional Museum of Local Lore in Zaporizhzhia. The treasure was found during the construction of the Dniproges and the industrial complex near the Voznesenivka village. It was located between the current territories of the plant “Zaporizhstal” and the Welding Flux and Glass Factory of Zaporizhzhia.
In ancient times on the Zaporizhzhia lands lived glorious warriors, who defended the land from invaders and attackers - the Cossacks. Among the Cossacks there were special ones, who had supernatural strength and special abilities. Cossack warlocks (kharakternyks) are descendants of ancient Magians.