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.


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Andrey Zvyagintsev Not to Show his New Film at MIFF
Dzerzhinsky Monument Collapsed in Volgograd
Photo Exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron
Russian Actor Awarded as Best Actor in Switzerland
Flea Market Fair to Take Place in Moscow

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Russian history  Moscow Arts  Russian Cinema  Kaliningrad  Russian television  Alexander Spirin  insurance  Chelyabinsk  Russia-Syria  Sochi 2014  Valery Zolotukhin  Anzhi Makhachkala  environment  Bashneft  Exhibitions in Moscow  Tatiana Doronina  Azov  Boris Nemtsov  Archeology  Russian schools  Russian business  Architecture of St. Petersburg  Fairs in Moscow  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Russian State museum  Museums of Saratov  Children's Writers  Russian Literature  Inna Churikova  Xenophobia  Pavel Chukhray  Flamenco  Russian Arts and Crafts  Ufa  ecology  Street Art  Military festival  Rosprodset  real output index  Flights to Moscow  Russian tourism  Painting  Akinfiy Demidov  accommodation in Russia  Russian politics  Russian oil  Fashion Weeks  Moscow  Kolomenskoye  AAR 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites