The documents, coins, footwear, dishes, and wigs date back to the 18th century.
Archaeologists discovered more than 10 thousand of unique artefacts during the restoration of the First Cadet School in St. Petersburg, a spokesperson for Saint Petersburg State University told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
Handwritten documents, coins, footwear, fragments of dishes and crockery, wigs and many other objects were discovered. Experts believe these things can tell a lot about everyday life of St. Petersburg people in the 18th century.
One of the most unusual findings is an icebox discovered in the basement, a sort of an 18th century refrigerator that was used to cold store food products. And the sturgeon bones found in the icebox could be used to try and restore the population of the endangered fish species.
Photo: Saint Petersburg State University