Sobyanin spoke about the development and achievements of Moscow archaeologists
Almost 60 valuable artifacts have been discovered by Moscow archaeologists in 10 years, the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, wrote in a blog post on his personal website.
He congratulated archaeologists on their professional holiday, which was celebrated in Russia on August 15. “Moscow is a real treasure for“ historians with a shovel, ”noted Sobyanin, stressing that archaeological research in the capital has been carried out for more than two centuries, but every year it brings new finds.
According to the mayor, it is not easy to carry out archaeological work in Moscow, since there are no wastelands and unused territories in the historical part of the capital, and excavations can only be carried out where construction is to be carried out. Zaryadye has become the largest archaeological site in recent years, the head of the city noted. Many artifacts have been found there.
Sobyanin noted that all valuable finds are transferred to the Museum of Moscow, and they can also be seen at the virtual exhibition of the Moscow City Heritage Site.
The Mayor of Moscow added that often during excavations or landscaping works, experts find the remains of the foundations of historical buildings, pavements and other architectural monuments, and, if possible, the authorities are trying to make these finds a part of the modern urban environment. Sobyanin said that a total of 26 archaeological open-air museums have been created in the capital, including 16 over the past 10 years.
According to him, by the end of the year, field work will be deployed at more than 800 sites in Moscow. Among them are the territory of the Orphanage in Kitaygorodsky Proezd, the Novodevichy Convent and the former Warm Trade Rows of Kitay-Gorod, as well as the intersection of Sretenka Street and Pushkarev Pereulok. In addition, excavations are continuing on the territory of the historic Izmalkovo estate in the “new” Moscow.
Recall that in 2020 archaeologists found more than 15 thousand artifacts in Moscow.