In the center of Moscow, the archaeologists found a cemetery of the late XVII century

© Photo : official website of the Mayor and Government Mosquitolike archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis of XVII centuryIn the center of Moscow, the archaeologists found a cemetery of the late XVII century© Photo : the official portal of the Mayor and Government of Moscow

MOSCOW, may 16 — RIA Estate. Cemetery the late seventeenth century at the base of the Foundation of the destroyed temple on Sretenka was found by archaeologists in Central Moscow, said the materials on the website of the municipality.

White stone tombstones and fragments of graves was discovered during archaeological monitoring of works under the program «My street». When replacing the communications near the house number 20 in the dug trench have discovered the ruins of the Foundation of the Church of the Transfiguration in Pushkari. Near the Foundation of the Church was found a stone grave-stones: one with an ornament in the form of a tape with the faces and the second — a fragment of the end of the stone slab, which stood at the head. Scientists say that in this place in the XVII century the temple was situated the necropolis, according to materials on the website.

The Church of the Transfiguration in Pushkar was built in 1681. In 80 years has undergone a major restructuring of the Church joined the southern chapel, and the bell tower was the taller of the two tiers. In 1935 the Church was bombed, and in its place built a school. The Foundation of an ancient building not survived the explosion, as well as a necropolis located near the temple, was almost destroyed. Only in 1998 during the construction of a new school building, the archaeologists found the first traces of the necropolis, including human remains, which were reburied. Now it was possible to identify another piece of lost ancient necropolis, the report said.

All the remains described by the experts, in the near future a decision will be made about the place of reburial, according to him.

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