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Foundations of four churches knocked down in 30s discovered in Moscow center

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Foundations of four churches knocked down in 30s discovered in Moscow center


Moscow city government portalArchaeologists discovered foundations of four churches in the course of summer repair operations conducted in Moscow as a part of My Street project, RIA Novosti informs.

The constructions were destroyed in twenties-thirties, however, the location of churches’ foundations proves that these are remains of such churches as the Church of Entrance of the God Mother to the Temple, Descent of the Holy Spirit, of St. Nicholas Church and of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Pushkaryakh.

The scientists conducting these archaeological works near Lubyanka, Sretenka and Gogol Boulevard have added that they managed to find a well dating back approximately the middle of XVIII and some ancient jewelry.

It is noteworthy that archaeologists also discovered a fragment of the first water pipes in Moscow constructed in the times of Catherine the Great. Apart from ceramics and different broken pieces of pottery, so-called “noise-producing” bronze necklace with bells dating back X – XII centuries was also discovered. Archaeologists believe that this necklace has Finno-Ugrian origin.

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