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In the Dmitrov district in full swing excavations

This summer in Dmitrovsky district began large-scale archaeological research. Employees of the Moscow Institute of archaeology under the Iksha was found the ancient settlement of the Slavs. Historians are firmly convinced that far from abandoned quarry are fragments of the dwellings belonged to the ancient Russians living in these places in 12-13 centuries.

But their enterprising descendants in the 20th century have destroyed almost everything, when in these places was dug up a large clay pit. On its edge, on a small patch, which covers an area of about three hectares, archaeologists looking for the remains of historical curiosities relating to early Russian middle Ages.

Soon this place must go through the Central ring. And while construction has not begun, researchers are rushing to record for history the little that is left of the work and life of our ancestors. The study of settlements, whose age is comparable with the age of Dmitrov, began in may 2012. Archaeologists had hoped to finish it in June of this year, but this was prevented by the rains. The time is running out too: researchers potoraplivaya road builders – not later than July need to photograph all that remains of the ancient settlement, everything they can at this time be reached, and in August, assumed here to begin the first preparatory stage Stroitelnaya.

Finds little yet, but some of the most interesting can be called is a fragment of a glass bracelet, which before the Mongol invasion was done only in Russia, a piece of ceramic, has author the mark of the master craftsman who produced it, a piece of copper jewelry belonging to the middle Ages.

Towards the construction of a new road must be made more than one hundred archaeological research to allow future generations to preserve the remnants of antiquities. In the Dmitrov district it is planned to conduct excavations only in this place, near Iksha. But archaeologists hope that this ancient settlement will be the most interesting archaeological sites of 2012.