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Ipatiev House - Romanov Memorial - The tragic end of the last Czar of Russia - The Heine's poem

     In addition to traces of bullets and blood found in cellar room, investigators of Namiotkine and Sergueiev discovered  different graffitis on wallpaper.

     Some of them were insults against the Romanov family and obviously written before the execution when the room hosted red guards of Ipatiev house.

     Others were drawings showing Rasputin and Czarina in pornographic attitude.

Ipatiev House - Romanov Memorial - The tragic end of the last Czar of Russia

Ipatiev House - Romanov Memorial - The tragic end of the last Czar of Russia - The Heine's poem
The famous wallpaper piece from the cellar room with the Heine's words exposed during the Trans-Siberian Express exhibition in Brussels (february 2006).

 

The following words were also found on cellar room wall :

"Belsatzar ward in selbiger Nacht Von
seinen Kuechter umgebracht"

which means in English :

"Balthazar was, in this same night
killed by his slaves"

     These words are distorted extracts from "Balthazar" poem written by the German poet Heinrich Heine. The poem, which has a biblical inspiration, evokes the legend of the last king of Babylon : Balthazar.
      The latter is said to have shown his profanity during a dinner using holy vases from Jerusalem's temple. Then, the dinner was interrupted because a hand appeared and wrote on the wall these words : "Mané","Thécel" and "Pharès".

Ipatiev House - Romanov Memorial - The tragic end of the last Czar of Russia
The Heine's words (details)

 

     Prophet Daniel, called to decipher it, understood these words as the next judgment of king Balthazar and the conquest of his kingdom. In fact, the same night, Balthazar was killed by his own men and the kingdom conquered by Cyrus.

     But the German for "Balthazar" is "Belsazar" without "t". The addition of this "t" reveals the word "Tzar" (Belsatzar) and Heine's poem then takes a strong meaning in this place...
     Who could have written these words? One red gard of Ipatiev house? He would have been very cultured and had known the German language well. And why confess implicitly the murder of Romanov family with these words after all efforts made otherwise to hide it?

    Finally, we can imagine, that these words had simply been written by one of the many people who had visited Ipatiev house after bolshevicks’s departure, like tourists writing words on monument's walls.

Ipatiev House - Romanov Memorial - The tragic end of the last Czar of Russia
Mysterious signs near window

    Later, near windows, Sokolov, during investigations, also found these words :

'24678 rous. of the year' year 1918' ' 148467878 r's ' 878888 ' and 'polouverchok's

as well as signs on the left

     Numerous attempts were made to decipher these signs without success.

     For example, in 1923, a man called Enel wrote in a book that these mysterious signs were secrets persians characters meaning:

 

     "Here, through secret forces, the Czar has been offered in sacrifice so that his country be destroyed. All peoples are informed of this event."

     It is one of the numerous interpretations of these signs.

More recently, people write me another theory about the meaning of this signs :

"If held to a mirror it spells, Lysva. Lysva is a small town near Perm, where Count Beckendorf, Marshall of the Court and the head of Nicholas court function's country estate was located."

 

     But reality is maybe more simple as Nicolas Ross explains in his book about the Romanov drama : According to him, after bolshevicks departure, when Ipatiev house hosted white army, someone could have entered cellar room, used the wall to make calculations in roubles (.rou of the previous words) and had tried his pen before writing.

Ipatiev House - Romanov Memorial - The tragic end of the last Czar of Russia
Drawing of the execution scene
with mystic signs on wall
(unknown origin)

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