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In the center of Yakutsk archaeologists have discovered a part of the ancient complex of the Yakut prison
Yakut archaeologists made a sensational discovery. Right in the center of the capital of the republic, scientists have found the only remaining piece of the Yakut jail. According to the portal ykt.ru, it is part of a complex of residential buildings dating from the 17th century. Scientists have discovered an ancient discovery during exploration work at a future construction site. Therefore, archaeologists have a well-founded fear of preserving a unique relic.
"In general, the Yakut prison has an interesting history. It was moved five times along different banks of the Lena for various reasons. Two prison were located on the modern territory of the city of Yakutsk. The site of one prison is no longer available, because the area is completely built up. The second location is that, which we have found and are trying to save, "said Ekaterina Strogova, a researcher at the Institute for Humanitarian Research, archaeologist.
According to her, the last archaeological reservoir preserved in the city has been found, and if you study everything well, then Yakutsk can get a historical landmark and a unique tourist site.
Yakutsk was founded as a Russian Cossack fortress on the right bank of the Lena in 1632. However, because of the floods, it was transferred several times and ultimately placed on the left bank of the river, where the modern capital of Yakutia is now located.