In Veliky Novgorod found the cemetery of the late tenth century

© Photo : the Novgorod state United Museum-zapovednikov ancient Novgorod roughly the end of X – first half of XI century in Novgorod theIn Veliky Novgorod found the cemetery of the late tenth century© Photo : the Novgorod state United Museum-reserve

Archaeologists have found the burial of ancient Novgorod roughly the end of X – first half of XI century in Velikiy Novgorod in the shaft surrounding the city, the information center of the Novgorod state Museum-reserve.

«A sensational discovery is made in the excavation, which leads the Novgorod archaeological expedition of Institute of archeology Russian Academy of Sciences under the leadership of Alexander Isayev… First found not a single burial, and the present city cemetery», — it is told in the message.

According to the information center, bone and groboviny not preserved, but careful cleaning revealed the form of the coffins and the cameras themselves, where was placed the coffin.

«Opened by archaeologists, the way of burial is a small camera (3-4 crown), in which was placed the wooden coffins typical of the Scandinavian people. Apparently, it was brought to Novgorod the Scandinavian population», — stated in the message.

There were a few children and adult burials, most of them women, according to surviving in these glass and stone beads of carnelian and rock crystal, silver, and bronze jewelry – rings and pendants.

«Not only the chronology of occurrence of the layer, but also finds the methods of burial indicate that it is a very early burial does not go beyond the first half of the XI century, the exact same bottom the Dating shown by further studies. Today revealed six burials. Another discovery for archaeologists was the fact that the shaft has layers of XI – XIII centuries, because pre-suhovka before starting work showed that the cultural layer of this site – the XV-XVI century,» the report says.

Archaeological excavations on the street Defense 2 conducted from April 2017. The area of excavation is 500 square Earlier archaeological excavations were carried out here.

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