Astrakhan gopher dug archaeological treasure in the desert


The scientists of the Mari state University during the excavations in the desert in the Astrakhan region was found a hoard of silver coins of late XIV century.

As reported in the University, the treasure was found on the territory of the Selitrennoe settlement, the site of which was located the city of Saray al-Mahrous, the capital of the Golden Horde in XIII-XV centuries. The scientist pointed out “local”- gopher.

“(He) pushed out to meet on its underground way”, – stated in the message.

The coins were contained in a canvas pouch.

Excavations at Selitrennoe Gorodishche, which is a monument of archeology of Federal significance, maintained since 1965 .

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