Surveying season 2019 lasts. On July 22, the archaeological expedition of Mariupol State University under the direction of Vyacheslav Zabavin, Professor of History Studies Department went to Slovakia, where excavations will be conducted at the territory of the early medieval archaeological complex near Bojna village.
For the first time MSU archaeologists will be engaged in researches of a historical site abroad. The trip was organized within the frameworks of the agreement on scientific cooperation between Mariupol State University and the Institute of Archaeology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, signed on May in 2019 with the assistance of colleagues from the Uzhhorod National University.
Teachers, students and graduates of the Faculty of History of Mariupol State University went to the internship in Slovakia within the archaeological expedition of MSU. As the head of the expedition Vyacheslav Zabavin informed, the group will be reaching the excavation site for more than two days and plans to make a stop in Lviv and Košice, the center of eastern Slovakia, rich in historical monuments.
Bojna village is famous for the fact that from 800 to 920 years on its territory there was an agglomeration of three fortified settlements destroyed as a result of the attack of the enemy. Detected artifacts (cast bells, jewelry, spears, arrows, working tools of peasants and artisans) indicate that this place was the residence of the local princely family. The archaeological complex Bojna was famous for such unique discoveries as gilded articles of the IX century, which probably decorated the portable altar.
Excavations in the village of Bojna will be lasting until August 15. In addition to the archaeologists of MSU, their colleagues from Slovakia and Poland will participate in the research of the historic site.
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