Crypts discovered during excavations in Volgograd. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for the 'Caucasian Knot'.

10 October 2017, 05:19

Workers discover several crypts of 17-18th centuries in central Volgograd

In the Tsentralny District of Volgograd, several crypts of the 17-18th centuries were opened during the excavations in the protected cultural heritage area. Workers discovered the burials during the works on laying water pipes held on October 4.

"We reported to our chief about the bones. He went to the regional museum and informed them about the discovery. And then I do not know who is dealing with that. We do not touch the bones, and we do not enter those holes. Some people have already visited the place: they made photos and wrote something," the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told on October 9 by a worker who preferred to remain anonymous.

"We see here an ancient cemetery of the 17-18th centuries disturbed by the construction works. There are several problems here. Firstly, the works themselves are being conducted without a sanction from the Centre for Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments. Secondly, from the very beginning, no one supervises the construction works and no one monitors them," the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by Yevgeny Kruglov, the secretary to the All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments.

The archaeologist has noted the existence of the cemetery in the place is known for a long time "from literary sources."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Vyacheslav Yaschenko; Source: CK correspondent

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