Archaeologists uncover Moscow’s oldest road

Archaeologists have discovered Moscow’s oldest road. It’s located in the central Zaryadie district between the Kitai-Gorod metro station and the Kremlin, which is thought to be the oldest part of the Russian capital.

Kitai-Gorod Metro, Moscow.

Kitai-Gorod Metro, Moscow. Image by Olga Pavlovsky / CC BY 2.0

The road, known as Velikaya (meaning ‘the large one’), connected the old Kremlin and a wharf on the Moscow River. It consists of several layers, and the deepest layers are believed to date from the 12th century. So far most of the 17th-century layer has been unearthed, as well as some parts of the 15th-century layer. Read more:

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