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On Khortitsa found the sword of Prince Svyatoslav

23.11.2011 11:13 | views: 1491

In Ukraine, a fisherman accidentally found a unique sword made in the tenth century. According to one version, arms, decorated with gold and silver, could belong to Prince Svyatoslav of Kiev Rus Igorevich.

A valuable artifact Zaporozhye fisherman stumbled around the island of Khortytsya. On Monday, November 21, the find has been represented in the Museum of the Zaporozhye Cossacks. According to scientists, a sword decorated with gold and silver may have belonged to Prince Svyatoslav of Kiev Rus I., who died on the Dnieper rapids in 972. Scientists from Kiev and Zaporozhye said that the find is of international importance.

"The handle of the sword meter is equipped with a rich finish of the four metals, among them - gold, silver and copper. The fact that, after lying in fresh water, 1100 years old, well preserved artifact - an incredible event. Weapons almost completely retained its shape," - said General Director of the National Reserve "Khortytsya" Maxim Ostapenko.

"You can see that finding is subject to an elite level, which could be armed with a very noble warriors of Kievan Rus troops or directly at the prince," - said Ostapenko.

Near the island of Khortytsya, according to ancient chronicles, in 972 there was a fight with the troops of Prince Svyatoslav Pechenegs. "In 1928, during construction on former DnieproGES Dnieper rapids were found five swords of ancient warriors, lost during the war," - said the scientist.

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