12th Century Amulet Found in Moscow
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2003-06-30 13:32
Pravda: An unusual silver amulet was found at a construction site in the Moscow region. The amulet, with the baptism of Christ on one side and a fantastical creature with a woman's body and 11 snakes growing out of her legs, dates back to a time of "dual faith," when Christianity was spreading but pagan traditions remained quite strong. The location of the find would have been in a village known as "Myakinino-1," which was founded before Moscow. It is thought that the amulet may have belonged to a member of the aristocracy.