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Russian Archeologists Read Ancient Birchbark Manuscript
23.07.2007 16:31
Russian Archeologists Read Ancient Birchbark Manuscript
Birchbank manuscript

Russian linguists and archeologists have deciphered text, written on a birchbank manuscript, which was found in Staraya Russa town of the Novgorod region and dates back to 14th century.
      
      The manuscript, found earlier in July, contains information about salt collecting, which was one of the main occupations in Staraya Russa.
      
      The manuscript, discovered in Staraya Russa, is the thousandth message form the past, found at Novgorod digging site since 1951. Archeologists continue digginds, hoping to find other interesting artifacts from ancient times.
      
      Source: Science News


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