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14th century birch bark scrolls preserved in mud tell Novgorod’s story

A note, from father to son in 14th century Russia was etched into the bark of a birch tree and curled into a scroll. The scroll and a dozen others like it were among the finds from this year’s digging season.These scrolls will be added to a collection of more than 1,000 birch-bark documents uncovered in the Russian city of Novgorod, after being preserved for hundreds of years in the mud.

read more 14th century birch bark scrolls preserved in mud tell Novgorod’s story | Archaeology News from Past Horizons.

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This entry was posted on October 21, 2014 by in Archaeology.

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