Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Unique Hoard Discovered by Archeologists in Centre of Moscow
27.01.2009 17:40
Unique Hoard Discovered by Archeologists in Centre of Moscow

Moscow archeologists unearthed a hoard of ancient coins, jewels and an icon. Many of the items date back to the 12th century.
      
      It is the time when Moscow was first mentioned in chronicles as a small settlement. The experts also found rare articles by ancient counterfeiters. The excavations are carried out on the area of the so-called "Tyoplye torgovie ryady" (i.e. Warm Shopping Streets).
      
      On the 6-meter depth one can discern outlines of ancient Moscow constructions: a well, remains of a palisade, charred logs, and traces of a big fire.
      "These are unique coins. As a matter of fact, these are the earliest Moscow money. They were coined under the Great Prince Vasili Dmitrievich, the son of Dmitry Donskoy. We have never found whole hoards of the kind. It is not big in amount, just 11 coins. However, each of them is unique, indeed" - Alexander Veksler, the chief archeologist of Moscow says.
      
      Source: 1tv.ru


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Exhibition of Oleg Tselkov to Run in Moscow
31.05.2014
Orthodox Russia Exhibition to Show Romanovs History via Modern Technologies
14.10.2013
Art. Power. Love. The Soviet Art Of the 20's And 30's
31.10.2013
Sergei Lukyanenko to Prevent Publishing of Ukrainian Authors in Russia
25.02.2014
Pavel Chukhray Shooting New Film
05.09.2013



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Moscow  Fashion Weeks  Moscow parks  Travel  Russian Literature  Mikhail Larionov  Russian actors  Russian history  Vologda  Rock Music  Moscow actions  Naryn-Kala  Speleology  elections in Russia  Russian politics  oil  All-Russia Exhibition Centre  Tyumen  Russian import  time zone  Cinemas in Russia  barbecue  eat and work cafes in Moscow  Russian Rock Music  Russian football  Archeology  Altai  Russian Cinema  Russian tourism  the Crimea  summer in Moscow  Russian pastafarians  VEB  Borodino Battle  Bicycles  US sanctions  Sergei Filin   Silver Gate  Igor Sechin  Lady Gaga  Russian regions  Military Parade  Russian business  Exhibitions in Moscow  migration in Russia  Moscow State University  ERA-GLONASS  Peter III  pirated content  Ethnocultural Tourism 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites