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23 November 2023, 10:09

The key to the times of Kyivan Rus is a mysterious find in Volodymyr

The key to the times of Kyivan Rus is a mysterious find in Volodymyr
In the spring of 2023, archaeological research in Volodymyr helped to get acquainted with an interesting find from the times of Kyivan Rus. During excavations on the territory of the local lyceum, a key inlaid with a thin gold wire was discovered.

Excavations were carried out by employees of the Archaeological Protection Service of Ukraine, Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, together with the Volyn National University named after Lesya Ukrainka, the "Ancient Volodymyr" reserve and the Union of Archaeologists of Ukraine, commissioned by the Lyceum named after Oleksandr Tsinkalovsky of the Volodymyr City Council. Archaeologists began work with the aim of uncovering the secrets of the past and finding artifacts that tell about the life and culture of those times.
Photo source: Facebook of Victor Bayuk, an employee of the Archaeological Protection Service of Ukraine
Photo source: Facebook of Victor Bayuk, an employee of the Archaeological Protection Service of Ukraine
One of the most interesting items discovered during the excavations was an ancient key. This unusual find attracted the attention of both scientists and history connoisseurs. According to Viktor Bayuk, a researcher of the Archaeological Protection Service of Ukraine, the key was located in an ancient Russian dwelling - a residential building with an oven from the first half of the 12th century.
"There are very distinctive ceramics from the first half of the 12th century, there are finds of glass bracelets from the Old Russian era. It can be assumed that the key to the house and the house itself belong to a sufficiently wealthy person with good material wealth who lived in Volodymyr during the development of the ancient Russian city," says the archaeologist.
A find of the "Varagian type" inlaid with thin gold wire may indicate the status of its owner or the owner of an ancient dwelling. On one side of the key there was a hole for hanging, on the other - a part that unlocks the lock. As for the latter, it, like the key, according to archaeologists, should also have a figured design.
Photo source: Facebook of Victor Bayuk, an employee of the Archaeological Protection Service of Ukraine
Photo source: Facebook of Victor Bayuk, an employee of the Archaeological Protection Service of Ukraine
The discovery of this artifact may have far-reaching consequences for the history of Kyivan Rus. Keys are found quite often during archaeological excavations. However, with a gold frame is a rarity. It remains to be hoped that further research of the find will help reveal its secrets.

This artifact is not only an example of the craftsmanship of the craftsmen of the times of Kyivan Rus, but also provides a unique opportunity to decipher the secrets of the past and to gain a deeper understanding of the way of life of those times.

Source: suspilne.media

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