Random findings on the Earthen settlement of Staraya Ladoga (Bank of the Volkhov, the surrounding gardens, archaeological dumps).
String of Beads Glass, rock crystal, cornelian, amber; Culture of Ancient Rus. 8th - 10th century Zemlyanoye Settlement, Staraya Ladoga, Leningrad Region / Russia
Beads! 12th-13th C. Russian
This treasure was found during excavations at Gnezdovo in the Smolensk region. It contains many objects, including a series of seventy-two Arab dirhams dating from the second half of the 10th century. These dirhams, most of which were made into pendants, constitute concrete evidence of trade between Kievan Rus' and the Islamic world of the time. The little cross reflects the early influence of Christianity in the territory of Smolensk prior to conversion.
Temple ring found in Kouřim, Czech Republic. | Culture: Slavic (West Slavs - Great Moravian Empire). | Timeline: between 6th - 10th centuries.