Archaeological finds discovered on the territory of Znamensky monastery in the city of Kursk
During reconstruction of the Church of the Holy sepulchre was consecrated in the city of Kursk, in November-December-2015 staff Inspection on protection of objects of cultural heritage of Kursk region on separate sites conducted archaeological work.
According to the chief specialist of the Department of archaeology of the inspection Vereyskiy Novel, was the study area of about 70 square meters, where found artifacts of different eras. So, pinakamahalaga the remains of the foundations of the resurrection Cathedral belong to the XVIII century, burials date back to the XVII century, and the pits outbuildings with underground a basement — evidence of the culture of Ancient Russia and the Horde rule.
Found during excavations of the Foundation of the coins of the Russian Empire clearly indicate that the resurrection of the original wooden Church was built in 1730-ies. Mass burials in mass graves, found among the remains of the shrapnel firearms and silver coins of the seventeenth century indicate that this burial of the monks and defenders of the Znamensky monastery in the early stage of its existence. To unambiguously characterize this unique funerary complex would allow dalneishego study with the involvement of specialists-anthropologists.
Great interest are materials from the cultural layer of the ancient times — especially when you consider that the Kursk strata of this period are the most ancient to Chronicles of South Russian cities in Russia. Very indicative in this enormous richness of the cultural layer of leaden seals of the so-called “Drogichin” type, which, according to most researchers, marked goods or “fur money” that existed in Russia in the middle Ages.
Findings of this kind on the territory of Kursk were not previously known. Their distribution in such a mass quantity in the cultural layer indicates that the ancient Kursk was a major military and administrative center, and numerous finds of fragments of the decorations of colored glass and non-ferrous metals, including inlaid with gold button closure X-XI centuries emphasize the special status of the population of the Kursk citadel.