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 Smallest Bast Shoes Were Made in Chuvashia
Flowers Started to Bloom in the Forests of Sochi
Ice Cave Facade Was Installed In the Zaryadie Park
The Largest Water Park Will Be Built In Ingushetia
Tuvan Mutton Gastronomic Festival

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

search on the map
Russian Cinema  northern mitten  Russian business  Exhibitions in St. Petersburg  Tatarstan  migration in Russia  Naive Art  shopping in Yekaterinburg  Grand Hotel on Wheels  Saint Petersburg  Pskov  Chersonese  activity holidays  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian tourism  Saransk Airport  Karachay-Cherkessia  Amur Oblast  Painting  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Football  Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of the Pacific Rim  Russian society  Chelyabinsk  Russian history  Ivan Shultze  Archeology  Russian Folk Crafts  Kabardino-Balkaria  Books  Prizes  FSB  sputnik  Avant-garde  Architecture Monuments  Russian Souvenirs  chemistry in Russia  Russian Film Directors  Historical Exhibitions  Valentin Serov  Moscow Muslims  the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi  the Kamchatka region  Moscow  Karelia   Russian space exploration  Russian opera singers  Volgograd  Clement Troubetzkoy  Russian Literature 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites