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Archaeologists have found in Pereslavl-zaleskiy the list of killers of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky

Russian archaeologists who conducted the restoration of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral in Pereslavl-Zalessky (Yaroslavl region), found on its walls the oldest dated monument of North-Eastern Russia — some ancient graffiti, including a unique inscription of the XII century — a message about the assassination of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky and a list of his murderers, said the Institute of archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

MOSCOW, 29 Sep — RIA Novosti. Russian archaeologists who conducted the restoration of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral in Pereslavl-Zalessky (Yaroslavl region), found on its walls the oldest dated monument of North-Eastern Russia — some ancient graffiti, including a unique inscription of the XII century — a message about the assassination of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky and a list of his murderers, said the Institute of archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Prince Andrew, the grandson of Vladimir Monomakh and the son of Yuri Dolgoruky, after his father’s death in 1157, he became great Prince of Vladimir. Under his reign the Vladimir-Suzdal land became the strongest Russian Principality. His name is also connected with the history of the greatest shrines of the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God,which Prince Andrei had brought from Kiev to Vladimir. Andrey Bogolyubsky made two successful campaign to the Volga Bulgaria. After one of them he was killed by conspirators from among his entourage. The conspiracy allegedly arose after the decision of the Prince was executed by the brother of his wife.

The scientists found in the list of about 20 names.

“The three first of the name known in the annals is Peter Kuchkov son-in-law (in the text is his middle name — Frolovich probably florovic), Ambala (in Chronicles Dating and writing “Anbal”) and Yakima (the Yakima Cuckovic). Then a significant portion of the text is lost, and in the end there are three names that are famous are: the YWCA, Petra and Strata”, — stated in the message.

The list ends with the words “si the essence of the assassin of Grand Duke Andrew, Yes will be damned”. The end of the column remains unread.

Opening the inscriptions of the murder of Andrei Bogolyubsky has “exceptional importance for the study of the political history of medieval Russia”, – considers the Director of the Institute of archaeology academician Nikolai Makarov, whose words are quoted in the message.

“The inscription on its value will be included in the top ten most important ancient inscriptions. It is a unique monument official epigraphs of the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality, retaining the act of Church curses the murderers of Prince Vladimir”, — said Professor at the Higher school of Economics Alexei Gippius.

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