Within the course of archeological research connected with the reconstruction of Tverskaya Street, the remains of its old wooden path, dating back to the 16th or 17th century, have been discovered.
This is what the press office of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow told Construction.ru on the 16th of May. The official specified that the artefacts are half-decayed whole section timber beams, 15 cm in diameter, laid upon each other in 4 layers.
Between these whole section timber beams, fragments of ceramic jars from the same era have been found.
Similar findings were made in Moscow back in the 1960s during the construction of an underground passage near the mayor’s office, and in the 1990s during the reconstruction of Manezhnaya square.