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

Ancient Cellar Unearthed in Smolensk
30.10.2014 00:24
Ancient Cellar Unearthed in Smolensk

While looking for an Old Slavic settlement of the 10th century, Smolensk archeologists found a cellar of the epoch of Prince Vasily III.

      The cellar of the first third of the 16th century was found on a hill near the St. George Church. The scientists were surprised, since they thought cellars had not been constructed in Smolensk. It was considered to be an exclusively Moscow tradition. Therefore the historians have drawn a conclusion that an estate with the cellar was built in this place during the period when Smolensk was temporarily regained from the Lithuanian principality and was under the power of Moscow. A baptismal cross, a chesspiece and a medallion of the 17th century were found in the same pit.

      Traces of the Old Slavic settlement of the 10th century have not been found in this place yet. Maybe they were lost due to razing of the hill in post-war time. Thus, the expected finds could settle down in ditch dumps. The scientists assume that they should dig at the bottom of the hill next time. The research works will be continued in 2015.




Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Smolensk Archeological Finds Archeology   

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

FIFA has Recognized Luzhniki as the Best Stadium in the World in Terms of Visibility of the Field from the Stands
25.12.2018
A New Pedestrian Zone will be Created in Moscow
04.11.2018
Flyboard Weekend Festival
22.05.2018
The Day of Russia Festival will be Held in Parks
13.06.2018
New Light Shows at VDNKh
21.02.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

-8

search on the map
TAGS:
IT  Russian hotels  Eduard Nazarov  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian transport  Film Distribution  fighting drugs  Confucius Institute  children adoption  the Urals region  AvtoVAZ   New Films  Russian business  St. Petersburg  Candy Wrappers  Islam  Circumnavigation  Sakhalin  Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Russian Emigration  Russian Cinema  Chukotka  incident  bike rental  physiology  Performances  Moscow actions  Russian history  Exhibitions in Moscow  OMON  Soviet Russia  Mark Freidkin  Samara Region  Russian journalists  airport transfer in Russia  Vnukovo airport  Sochi  Lumiere Brothers  Boris Panteleymonov  Russian tourism  Altay  Museums of Russia  Sheremetyevo  Museums for Free  Russian Literature  Archeology  Energy Saving  satellite  Primorsky Territory  Moscow 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites