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The museum exposition starts from the hall of archeology. Here are collected items found during the excavations of the Castle Hill and the mounds in the town of Kopyl. Among the finds are unique things – the only ones on the territory of the country. For example, a small clay dog ​​of the Iron Age, included in the encyclopedia of archeology and numismatics. The only surgical knife of its kind, bee honeycombs of the 13th century. The helmet’s head is the third find after Polotsk and Berestya. – During the excavations of Zamkova Mountain, many fragments of amphorae were found, which confirms several facts at once, – says the director of the museum Valentina Shurakova. – First, the fact of the existence of a route from the Varangians to the Greeks: on the Kamenka River the goods were delivered from Chersone by water. This is wine in amphorae for the prince, and Venetian glass in the prince’s house. Well, and, secondly, it is confirmed that the castle on the mountain really was. After all, you will agree, the peasant will not bring his own wine in the amphora from Chersonesos. There is also a gold pendant from a woman’s headdress – of course, the wife or daughter of a prince, not a peasant, and a brass ring with a branch of a vine, worn by a prince’s squad in the 12th century. A modern man will hardly wear this ring on that finger on which it is laid. Previously, people were quite different sizes. This can be judged by the size of the streets, shoes found, etc. The mammoth tooth is genuine. He was found in Kopyl, he weighs more than a kilogram, and, most likely, a glacier brought him – there is no other explanation. Another interesting detail. For the first time the city mentions the Galician-Volyn chronicle in 1274. However, during the excavation of one of the burial mounds, a burial was discovered according to the ritual of burning the body – not the corpse, which is characteristic of the period before the adoption of Christianity in Russia. And, means, the city is at least 300 years older than it used to be. – Besides, 2 years ago in Kopyl there was a conference devoted to the topic of getting the city of Magdeburg law, – continues the director. – At this conference Andrei Metelsky (candidate of historical sciences, senior researcher of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus) made a sensational report titled “Theory of Volosts of Kopyl and Kapylskaga of the Principality of 16-17 St ..”, which referred to the statute of the foundation of the Turov episcopacy. According to this document, the following cities and pogosts were included in the newly formed Bishopric of the Kyiv metropolis of the Constantinople Patriarchate in 1005: Pinsk, Novgorod, Lyakhov, Kopyl. This is a new written source, which confirms that last year the city could celebrate its 1010th anniversary

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