In Samara archeological excavations
In September of this year in Samara in the autumn will begin archeological excavations will begin. Such researches in a city will spend for the first time. Researches will be developed on Barboshinoj to a glade, Postnikovom a ravine, in Zubchaninovke and a historical part of Samara. We will notice that archeological excavations will help to define date of the basis of a city more precisely. Their main objective - to find out, how much ancient layers lie in borders of an arrow of the rivers of Samara and Volga and as they are connected with the Samara strong hold.
- We expect many interesting finds. Here, for example, some years ago around street Artsybushevsky at house building very old cemetery which is not present even on a XIX-th century map was revealed. That is at us underfoot the whole treasures, - has told « Volga of the News » the director regional istoriko - museum of local lore of Alabina Lyudmila Kuznetsova.
this year for researches from the regional budget have allocated 700 thousand roubles. Excavation will last till October.
we Will remind, some outstanding figures of a city and scientists consider that the capital of province is much more senior. scientists accumulate materials that it was possible to confirm documentary: to Samara not 400 with superfluous years as it is considered to be, and for two hundred years it is more. Supporters of this version of age of Samara have documents, the maps confirming it. « Sostarivaniem » Samaras are engaged for a long time already. Only in 2008 some sessions of working group have taken place. For today exists two proofs of an antiquity of Samara – it is a map of waterways of brothers of Franchesko and Domeniko Pitstsigano, dated 1367 and a map of Italian friar Fra - Mauro of 1459 where Samara also is noted. A map of Pitstsigano even sent in the Moscow Academy of Sciences for that acknowledgement that settlement Samar – it is our Samara. (See « Will grow old or not province capital for 200 years? » and « the present age of Samara will be defined by scientific Academies of Sciences »).
however complexity in search of documents and monuments of archeology 15 - go centuries. Their absence does not allow to confirm a continuity of existence of settlement, and, accordingly, to establish earlier date of the basis of Samara.