(ORDO NEWS) — Some time ago, in the Cathedral of Pereslavl-Zelessky (Yaroslavl Region, Russia), scientists discovered a very strange medieval drawing made in the 12th century. The find depicts an unknown creature, quite scary and incomprehensible.
If you look closely, you can see a fishtail, a long snake-like body, and a bird’s head. Below is a drawing of a man who grabbed the creature and holds it with one hand above his head. It can be concluded that a person won a battle with an unprecedented creature and shows it to the rest.
Interestingly, there is text next to the picture, but scientists were able to understand only one line. It reads: “But not everyone is okay. Ignat wrote. ” The rest of the message is a set of letters that the researchers were unable to decipher.
The find was made by scientists from the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences during the study of the Transfiguration Cathedral. This temple is considered one of the most ancient; it was erected during the pre-Mongol period in Russia.
According to archaeologists, they managed to find a rare example of how fantastic creatures that allegedly lived in other countries were portrayed in Russia (as it was said in the legends). Similar illustrations are also found in Western European cultures – miniatures of the medieval period. In Kievan Rus, images were not as popular as among other peoples. Perhaps the find is some kind of allegory.
On the wall, which depicts an incomprehensible creature and text, there were also crosses and other inscriptions like “Lazor wrote.” All markings date from the twelfth century AD.
The pattern found is really strange. Everyone, looking at him, presents something of his own. There is no consensus regarding what is depicted on it. However, most agree that the figure still depicts a snake.
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