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Ancient Russian Town Unearthed by Archeologists in Tula Region
8.08.2011 13:25
Ancient Russian Town Unearthed by Archeologists in Tula Region

Archeologists have found ruins of the ancient town of Divyagorsk, according to chronicles dated to the 12th century, in the present-day town of Tchekalin of the Tula Region.
       Historians have already announced the find sensational. The town in recorded in annals of the years 1146 and 1147.
       During excavation works the experts found some household items telling about the life of Divyagorsk dwellers: a bone needle, a mushroom-shaped handle (possibly that of a knife), and a piece of a glass bracelet. Besides, on the site they unearthed a burial of seven people.
       Divyagorsk was an ancient town of the East Slavi tribe of Vyatichi. According to the staff of the museum Tula Antiquities it blossomed in the 12th century.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Archaeology Tula Region Russian architecture   

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