Pavement found in the centre of Moscow was part of Vladimir tract

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The ancient pavement of the XVII–XVIII centuries, discovered by archaeologists on Bolshaya Lubyanka in Central Moscow was part of Vladimir tract, told RIA Property, the press service of the Moscow cultural heritage Department.

«A part of the Great Vladimir road, which went in the direction of the Trinity-Sergiev monastery,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

As reported on Friday on the website of the municipality, the archaeologists found on Bolshaya Lubyanka wooden pavement of the XVII–XVIII centuries. On top of it, scientists have discovered later the paving stones of the XIX — beginning of XX century, as well as many artifacts of the XVII–XIX centuries – the horseshoe, Shoe heels, copper coins, nails.

A large number of horseshoes archaeologists explain the fact that on Lubyanka square, then, was a fountain with drinking water in addition to municipal residents also used the drivers to draw water for horses.

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