Archaeological finds to be displayed near Kitay-Gorod Wall

Archaeological finds to be displayed near Kitay-Gorod Wall
Photo: Photo by the Mayor and Moscow Government Press Service. Denis Grishkin
A glass case for an ancient artefact display in Kitaygorodsky Proyezd will be designed and built after a tender.

Archaeological finds discovered in the centre of Moscow are to be put on display.

A tender for the display case design will conclude on 23 May.

The winner is to design general lightning, item lighting, and install cameras. The Kitaygorodsky Proyezd display will cover 500 square metres, with each case capable of holding a 500 kg item.

2017 has been a boon for Moscow archaeologists. A total of 150 finds dating from the 16th-19th centuries were discovered in the neighbourhood of Lubyanskaya Square and Novaya Square, which were partly dug up to lay new utility lines.  

A unique tavern seal was found in Bersenevskaya Embankment. It was the first ancient object of this kind to have been discovered by Russian archaeologists that had belonged to, in this case, Vytegra Tavern. Today’s equivalents of the find are company seals for official documents.