Ruins of Rurik's city
The ruins of Rurik's city are one of the largest and most famous European monuments of Vikings time. According to scientists, this ancient city was prior to the foundation of Novgorod. It was used as a residence by the princes of Novgorod. The documents show that Varangians (also called Rus) lived there. Many princes' lead seals were found as well as letters on birch's bark, coins from Arabic and European money and many different jewels.