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Staraya Russa had aged 200 years

September 15 2006

On the right listing the oldest cities in Russia now claims to Staraya Russa. Her age archaeological look old to 200 years. Elena Toropov, head of the archaeological Party Novgorod State University them. Yaroslav the Wise, said that the date of formation of the first settlement on the site of the present Staraya Russa is now determined by IX century.

It is a lot of "oldest" cities in Russia. Veliky Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Derbent dispute palm. By date of the current education Taganrog are big discussions. The first permanent settlement in its vicinity boldest scholars date the 700-m BC.

During the excavation in Staraya Russa 40 results found birch bark letters, said Elena Toropov. "The excavation Pyatnitskaya we reached layer IX century, where things are found, evidence of human occupation of the site at the time," - she said at the exhibition devoted to the results of the archaeological season. Reportedly NEWS

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