In the Dnieper river on the territory Novobogoroditskaya of the fortress archaeologists found one of the oldest dwellings, built in the early XVII century. It is reported Radio Liberty with reference to the head of the Dnieper archaeological expedition NANU Dmitry Teslenko.
According to him, the building was the usual housing of a wealthy Cossack, a resident of the Old town of Samara, an ancient settlement on the territory of the left Bank part of the current of the Dnieper.
As told Teslenko, the house was not dug, and land building with Adobe walls. “In the oven we found the burned out remains of millet porridge. But there have not saved any tools. In General, this housing lasted until 1688, and was destroyed with the construction of Novobogoroditskaya fortress. This conclusion we do on the basis that there are no material dated later period,” – said Teslenko.
The researchers suggest that in the house lived a rich couple, as evidenced by the Russian, Turkish, Swedish, Polish coins, crosses, fragments of imported ware from glass and clay, ring with coral accents, filigree silver button. Fed, in particular, poultry and fish. During the expedition, the archaeologists found the remains of a carp – fish, which once were found in Samara, but now almost disappeared.
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Excavations on the site of Novobogoroditskaya of the fortress have been held for more than 12 years, but special attention has been given to them only this year. According to one version of archaeologists who support the idea of predative the time of occurrence of the Dnieper river, from this settlement can lead your start city.
21 June 2017 at session of the city Council of the Dnieper did not support the draft decision on the revision of the age of the city and add him another 252 years.
Historians of the Dnieper say that the year of Foundation of Ekaterinoslav (modern Dnieper) – 1776-th – imposed Russian Empire, and in fact the city is more ancient and was founded in the era of the Cossacks.
According to the head of the archaeological expedition Irina Kovaleva, they rely on data of archeological excavations on the territory previously occupied by the historic Old town of Samar. There were found artifacts that suggest that the Old Samar was founded in 1524 as an urban settlement.