Ancient shopping arcades found on Krasnoyarsk metro station future site

Ancient shopping arcades found on Krasnoyarsk metro station future site

September 11, 2023

One of the options for preserving the historical site is to create an open-air museum.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The foundation and fragments of brickwork from the times of Tsarist Russia were found during the construction of the Krasnoyarsk metro. Researchers have accurately dated the identified historical heritage site to the mid-19th – early 20th centuries.

Novobazarnaya square, where the lower shopping arcades were located more than a century ago, was located in the center of Krasnoyarsk, where the Revolution Square metro station is now being built, literally a hundred meters from the regional government building.

Historians and archaeologists visited the find’s site. Scientists will give their opinion about the unique object. After this, the artifacts’ fate will be decided.

“The main task is to preserve the unique historical heritage and not slow down the Krasnoyarsk subway construction. One option is to create an open-air museum. We can place strong glass over especially valuable objects and provide illumination. There are other methods of preservation, we will discuss them and make proposals”, Our Krasnoyarsk Region publication quotes Nikolay Drozdov, the Russian Geographical Society’s Krasnoyarsk regional branch’s historical, archaeological and ethnographic commission co-chairman, Doctor of Historical Sciences.

Earlier, the region’s head, Mikhail Kotyukov, was informed about the project progress – the metro should begin transporting passengers in 2026. The region’s Legislative Assembly considered a new law draft on the high-speed underground-ground light rail transport line in Krasnoyarsk. At the end of last year, tunneling complexes for underground construction were delivered to Krasnoyarsk.

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Text: Elena Popova, Photo: Vladislav Vlasov / Our Krasnoyarsk Region

September 11, 2023

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