Archaeologists will use the skulls to recreate the appearance of XVIII century Tula residents
Archaeologists have found 40 graves of the XVIII century and the foundation of a church, which was built in the same century and destroyed in the 30s of the XX century, during the excavations on the Krestovozdvizhenskaya Square in the centre of Tula. The scientists intend to recreate the appearance of Tula residents using the findings dated to that period, said Alexey Sviridov, head of the archaeological expedition, which has been conducting research in this part of the city since 2017.
«We date the burial place on the Krestovozdvizhenskaya square to the XVIII century. 40 coffins were found at a depth of more than three metres, which were made from solid oak trunks in the form of decks -- it was a traditional form in the XVIII century. There was also found a fragment of the foundation of the Church of the Elevation of the Cross, which was built in 1759 and destroyed in the 1930s,» Sviridov said.
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