Moscow archaeologists stumbled upon a treasure hidden in the 15th-16th centuries in the area of modern Paveletskaya Square.
The sack, which contained 88 coppers, was presumably made of leather and was almost decayed by the time of discovery. The amount of savings is very modest, even in those days, the funds found could last no more than a week.
In addition to money, the researchers found household items: dishes and toys. Two children's toys: a pewter horseman with a saber and a ceramic peasant woman with a scythe of the late 19th – early 20th centuries.
The found dishes belonged to Western and Eastern craftsmen. Among the items discovered were a Turkish-type smoking pipe, a porcelain plate with a stamp in English, but made in Russia.
The head of the Department of Cultural Heritage Alexei Yemelyanov noted that such things indicate that in ancient times, not the most wealthy people lived in the Paveletskaya Square area.
– Last year, about 15 thousand artifacts were found in Moscow. This year, work is planned at 800 sites. The most large-scale studies will be carried out at the intersection of Sretenka Street and Pushkarev Lane and on the territory of the Novodevichy Convent, – the site mk.ru quotes Yemelyanov as saying.
Researchers will have to work most actively on the territory of New Moscow. Work is ahead in the Izmalkovo estate in the Vnukovskoye settlement, near the Kuzovlevo village 3, Ryzhovo 1 and 2, Zabolotye 1 and 2.
The ministry noted that about 10 thousand artifacts are found annually during excavations, 500 units have already been found in 2021.