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Pieces of armour of GDL's knight (ХVI c.) found in Mstislavl

Pieces of the ХVIth c. armour of a knight of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania's were found in the Vikhra River in Mstislavl. Igor Marzaljuck, head of Archaeology and Special Historical Disciplines Department of Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University told.

The new artefacts were found during the excavations held at that very place where unique armour and a helmet had been found a year ago. All the artefacts belonged to one knight. "Thanks to the artefact found in perfect condition, Mogilev region boasts a unique archaeological artefact - a pair of spurs that belonged to one knight.

The metal fly piece found is no less important. The artefacts have been sent to restoration. The first presentation of the restored knight's armour is likely to take place during Knights' Fest held in Mstislavl on July 26-27. The artefact is a success itself, since it has almost a complete list of different elements that give an idea how a medieval knight looked like.

The excavations were held by members of a specialised students' team from Mogilev State A.Kuleshov University and Mogilev Higher College of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Divers from Minsk club were also of great help for archaeologists.

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