Metal Detecting at the Cultural Settlement Bezradichi Site (Story 1)

In less than an hour, we arrived to the village Bezradichi. We had to locate the cultural settlement, and I thought it would be a difficult task as I had never looked for such places and had no experience with them. Locating the site turned out to be a piece of cake - one could not miss the highly elevated plateau with steep slopes - that was where the settlement used to be!

The Plateau Was Behind the Houses

Village Bezradichi

Early Russian Cultural Settlement Site

The magnitude of the entire site was impressive. Then I remembered seeing something alike in a history book on the Kievan Rus' Kingdom...

A Typical Cultural Settlement, circa 12th Century

Typical Russian Settlement, ca. 11th century

A huge man-made water basin with rainwater collector situated next to the plateau.

Panoramic View of Empty Water Basin

Later on, I visited the museum in Kiev and saw exactly how the early Russian settlement (Gorodische) looked like...

Kievan "Gorodische" (Settlement of Kiev), circa 11th-13th Centuries

Kievan Rus Settlement, ca. 13th Century

Kievan Rus Settlement, ca. 13th Century

Kievan Rus Settlement, ca. 13th Century

Kievan Rus Settlement, ca. 13th Century


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