18th-century coronation bowl fragment discovered by archaeologists in Moscow

Archaeologists discover part of an eighteenth-century coronation chalice in Moscow

Alexei Yemelyanov, Head of the Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage, announced that during recent excavations in Moscow, archaeologists unearthed part of a coronation chalice dating back to the eighteenth century.

Discovery of Rare Artifacts

At a press conference held at the Russia Today press center, Yemelyanov shared that alongside the coronation chalice fragment, other rare artifacts were found during excavations in late 2022 and early 2023. Among these discoveries were a medal and a number of smoking tools, including pipes, dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The excavation team uncovered more than 200 artifacts this year, including dolls, children’s toys, eating utensils, kitchen utensils, perfume bottles, apothecary-related tools and items, and an eighteenth-century stove square depicting a temple. Most of these items have been restored and transferred to the Museum Fund for future exhibit.

Future Excavations in Moscow

Yemelyanov shared that excavations in Moscow will continue in more than 700 sites this year, with the hope of uncovering more artifacts and gaining insights into the city’s rich history and culture.

Source: News