An ancient (7th century AD) hindu god, Vishnu’s idol was found during excavation in an old village in Russia’s Volga region.
The idol found in Staraya (old) Maina village dates back to 7th century AD.
Staraya Maina village in Ulyanovsk region was a highly populated city 1700 years ago, much older than Kiev, which was so far believed to be the mother of all Russian cities.
Prior to unearthing of the Vishnu idol, Dr Alexander Kozhevin, Reader of Ulyanovsk State University’s archaeology department, has already found ancient coins, pendants, rings and fragments of weapons.
He believes that today’s Staraya Maina, a town of eight thousand, was ten times more populated in the ancient times. It is from here that people started moving to the Don and Dneiper rivers around the time ancient Russy built the city of Kiev, now the capital of Ukraine.
The discovery of the idol confirms…
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