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Dweller of Kursk Region Finds Buried Treasure 1 Million Dollars Worth
16.02.2011 11:02
Dweller of Kursk Region Finds Buried Treasure 1 Million Dollars Worth

Dweller of the Kursk Region Gennady Zimin has been lucky to find unique artifacts of antiquity dating to the late 4th- early 5th centuries.
      He has found more than 100 artifacts made of pure gold and silver and inlaid with jewels and mosaics. Gennady Zimin unearthed the treasure in Fatezhsky District in May last year, when searching for ferrous metal.
      The digger sold the found treasure for 50 thousand roubles to two collectors from the Kursk and Bryansk Regions. However, field investigators managed to withdraw the period pieces, having prevented their export. The found values were subjected to numerous examinations, including archaeological, historical and artistic.
      On the place of digging archeologists found some more artifacts. Thus, they found two belt sets from gilded silver and bronze cover plates, two swords in a sheaths lined with gold plates with color mosaics, silver bits, ornaments of horse harnesses from the gold and gilded overlays inlaid with pomegranates, and a saddle lined with gold plates. The total cost of the find is assessed at over 1 million US dollars.
Author: Vera Ivanova


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