In the center of Moscow found the plate with the grave of Peter close

© Photo : official website of the Mayor and Government Mosqueruelense excavations in the center of Moscow in the framework of My street. Archive photoIn the center of Moscow found the plate with the grave of Peter close© Photo : the official portal of the Mayor and Government of Moscow

Metropolitan archaeologists during the laying of water pipe on Bolshaya Lubyanka found a tombstone of the seventeenth century, which belongs to Rtishevo Anna, wife of Peter Prozorovsky, the companions of Peter I, according to the website of the mayor and government of Moscow.

«Slab of white limestone was discovered during the laying of water pipes and preparing for the accomplishment of the program «My street». Artefact seen in a trench dug along the wall of the Sretensky monastery. Archaeologists explain the uniqueness of the findings because the plate is not white, its front painted blue», — stated in the message.

It is noted that an inscription carved on the tombstone reads almost completely; the sizes of the findings 68 by 68 inches, the thickness of the plate is 10 inches.

«Discover painted gravestone of the time — a rarity. For a long time it was thought that they were all white just because unstable the paint is completely gone over time. Also, the artifact had traces of red paint, which painted the perimeter of the headstone. The exact composition of the paint, the scientists will be able to determine after we conduct chemical analysis», — said the head of the Department of cultural heritage of Moscow Alexey Emelyanov.

It is emphasized that the found plate refers to the type of mortgage gravestones that were set in the wall of the temple at the place of burial or next to it.