Dozens of unique artifacts that arrived in the last century in Moscow from European countries, archaeologists have found. Under the layers of soil in the center of the capital rested pipes of the era of Peter the great and the products are then bootleggers.
As it became known “MK”, all the finds were lifted from the ground during repair work on the improvement of streets within the Garden ring. Some artifacts, despite its age, was in excellent condition. So, the street Small Molchanovka the house 12 was found a pipe of white clay. According to scientists, these Smoking accessories imported into Russia from Holland, and was at the height of fashion after the return of Peter from the first trip to Europe. Excavations also give a presentation about drinking customs of the Muscovites of 18-19 centuries.
It turned out that an expensive overseas alcohol then was no less fond than it is now. However, the strong preference of fans gave the jars of clay. One such bottle 19th century fell into the hands of archaeologists. On the surface of the bottle light clay has the mark, saying that there once was a balm, made in Germany. Another alcoholic artifact was discovered in the area of Tverskaya street. Historians have unearthed a glass bottle engraved “London”. However, after analysis it became clear that the vessel a fake. It was not in the British capital, and in Poland in the 19th century. Also, scientists have found a German garden lamp of the last century. According to archaeologists, the lamp shows the shapes of dancing people in medieval clothes. However, on that artifact yet to work restorers.