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Suzdal archaeologists discovered fashionable grave of X–XI centuries

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Suzdal archaeologists discovered fashionable grave of X–XI centuries


25.09.2017

Archaeological Institute of Russian Academy of SciencesThe results of archaeological expedition to the Shekshovo burial site located at the territory of the ancient Suzdal has proved one more time that this part of the country was an important crossing point of the trade ways during the rule Yaroslav the Wise’s sons. Artefacts made in Byzantine and Arab countries were discovered during the expedition, RIA Novosti informs.

According to the director of Institute of Archaeology of Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolay Makarov who headed the expedition, the scientists managed to find the grave of a twenty-nine year old woman. There were almost one hundred fifty various items including Byzantine and Arab coins, fashionable decorations of Finnish and Slavic tribes inside the grave.

Unfortunately, the results of these works cannot be used for learning history of Suzdal as in accordance with methods of that time, drafts and drawings of the burials did not exist. A major collection was messed up and uncategorized.

Archaeologists have been working at the Shekshovo burial site for six years. It is one of the places where no excavation works were ever conducted. The scientists had to work out a specialized method enabling discovering of new necropolis because the majority of the burial places were destroyed.

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