PSKOV, August 15. /TASS/. Russian archaeologists have discovered a medieval cemetery in the historical center of Pskov, first mentioned at the end of the fifteenth century, head of the archeological center for the Pskov Region Marina Kulakova told journalists at a press conference on Wednesday.
"During the excavations between Sverdlovka and Spegalsky streets, in the historical center of Pskov, near a monastery, we have discovered a part of a medieval cemetery, first mentioned at the end of the fifteenth century. We have studied 120 gravesites, now the anthropologists will start their work. The remaining monastery buildings were destroyed in the 1960s during the montage of communications, and the cemetery has been found just under the layer of concrete from the 1960s," Kulakova said.
According to her, archeologists have also found a bracelet and a glass bead dating to the twelfth century. "These findings give us reason to believe that the necropolis was built on another, more ancient one, dating to the eleventh-twelfth centuries," Kulakova noted.
She added that this year, archeologists have been studying several sites in Pskov, with the shared area of 3,000 square meters.