Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Archeologists Find Adornment of the Legendary Founder of Konigsberg
22.01.2014 15:36
Archeologists Find Adornment of the Legendary Founder of Konigsberg

Archaeological works carried out in the former Sackheim district of Konigsberg go on yielding most interesting finds.

      Among the recent ones there came an unusual fibula - a medieval dress fastener that was also a decoration.

      Unlike the already known analogs, the metal round clasp is made of separate images: boards with coats of arms, alternated with smaller plates and a cross depicted on them.  That looks especially intriguingly, if one takes into account the fact that one of the coats of arms on the fibula is apparently the eagle of Ottokar II of Bohemia. It was this king of the Czech Republic (called Bohemia back then) who founded Konigsberg in the 13th century.

      One more item never seen by archeologists before is a figurine of a man with a music instrument, which is supposedly a lute. Judging by its shape, it could be part of a larger bas-relief once.

      Other rare artifacts include a battleaxe, parts of a lamellar armor and a fragment of a fingered gauntlet. 


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Kaliningrad Archeological Finds Archeology Konigsberg  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Orthodox Symbol of St. Petersburg has Been Chosen
Gastronomic Festival "Russian Kholodets (Meat Jelly)"
The Inspectors of the Krasnoyarsk Stolby Reserve Recorded 11 Cases of Tourists Encounters with Bears
Dog Sledding Race is Coming
The Worlds Largest Closed Khachapuri will be Baked in Sochi

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Robots  Russian places of interest  Oil Synthesis  Zaitsev  Kemerovo Regional Museum Of Local History  Charity  FIFA Russia Cities  Restorations  Moscow  Travel  Monuments in Moscow  gambling in Russia  Russian tourism  Napoleon  Electrical Engineering  Russian scientists  Bor  Treasures  Ilya Ponomaryov  Exhibitions in Moscow  Governors of Russia  protest actions  Galina Vishnevskaya  incident  Russian business  tourist guide  Russian Literature  Republic of Altai  business  Sheremetyevo  seer-off card  Spacecrafts  Travel Application  St. Petersburg  Russian sports  Gelendzhik  Book Tickets for Musicals  Russian Cinema  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Red Wings Airline   Zaryadye  Aquarium  Russian history  Euromaidan  Archeology  Irkutsk  Leningrad Region  Alexander Pushkin  human rights  Mass Media 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites