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In Poland, according to archaeologists, they found the most intriguing treasure of the Princely era. Elegant gold rings and thousands of medieval silver coins have been discovered right in the middle of a cornfield. Experts associate the treasure with Maria Dobronega, the daughter of the Grand Duke of Kiev Svyatopolk. A curious history of the treasure, which historians call the dowry of the Russian princess, and the opinions of historians, further in the review.

The Treasure in the Corn

Dr. Adam Kendzerski and his colleagues dug up a 12th century ceramic pot. The vessel was filled to the brim with silver and gold coins and jewelry. Found a treasure in a small Polish village Sluszkow, which is not far from Kalisz, in a corn field. Archaeologists went there for excavations after talking with a local priest.

Thousands of silver coins and ingots, jewelry, including gold wedding rings, were placed in linen bags and placed in a basket. Then all this was sealed in an earthen vessel. Although the top is no longer there, the pottery and its contents are in excellent condition. In total, experts counted 6,500 items.

The coins known as "cross-denarii" are minted with a large cross. The origin and circulation of these coins can be traced back to the late 11th century or early 12th century, experts say. Gold rings are decorated with precious stones. The largest of them is polygonal.

The treasure was found by accident. In fact, the curious expert was looking for a completely different treasure! Namely, a find long dug back in 1935. He was interested in the exact location. To find out the details, Kendzerski met with a local priest, Rev. Jan Stakhoviak. While photographing in the area, he mentioned rumors he had heard from pre-war treasure hunters. They told him from another treasure, which is also buried somewhere here.

The archaeologist armed himself with a metal detector and spent several days in search of an ancient treasure under the leadership of the monk. They managed to survey three huge plots of land, but found nothing. After that, Stakhovyak took the team of archaeologists to a cornfield next to the road. And then luck finally smiled at them! The pot was only thirty centimeters deep. The Volunteer Fire Service was involved in guarding the site.

Treasure has romantic origins

Who owned this incredible treasure? Experts have found clear signs of royal origin in the treasures. They put forward a version that this could be a dowry of the Russian princess Maria Dobronega. The experts' assumption is based on the fact that there is an inscription in Cyrillic on the ring: "Lord, help your servant Mary."

Cyrillic means the Slavic alphabet. Who is Maria? Historians believe that this is none other than the Russian princess. At that time, the Polish prince from the Piast dynasty, Boleslav III Krivousty, had a wife named Zbislava. Her sister Maria was also married to a Pole - the grandee of Peter Vlostovich. Scientists suggest that both princesses are daughters of Svyatopolk Izyaslavich, the Grand Duke of Kiev.

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Konstantin Yuryevich Matvienko was born on August 14, 1969 in the city of Krasnokamsk, Perm region. At the age of 13, he entered the Krasnokamsk School of Arts, from which he graduated with honors. The mastery of drawing, composition, professionalism and the ability to communicate was taught by I. I. Morozov, S. P. Girko, T. A. Morozova - teachers of the school of arts. In 1985 Konstantin Matvienko entered the Sverdlovsk Art School named after I.D.Shadr. After graduating from college he served in the Soviet Army, then stayed to live and create in Sverdlovsk. The works of Konstantin Matvienko have been exhibited at various art exhibitions. Today he lives in Krasnokamsk and teaches drawing and painting at the school of arts, successfully combining teaching activities with creativity. The artist's canvases are in the Krasnokamsk Art Gallery named after I. I. Morozov, in private collections in many cities and foreign countries.