From 16th to 19th September 2013 in the framework of the project ”Archaeology, Authority & Community: cooperation to protect archaeological heritage” archaeological inspection took place on the old medieval Pskov-Izborsk-Aluksne road. The trajectory included archaeological monuments both in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Latvia. There were participants from most of the project partners (PP 1,3, 4,5, 7,8).
September 16, places near Pskov, the estuary of river Velikaya and stronghold of Vybuty were visited.
On September 17, the inspection on the historical road begun at the place of old floating bridge at the beginning of the Izborsk street and continued through medieval administration centres and cemeteries – Kamno, Korly, Pechki, Senno. More than 10 sites from the second half of 1st millennium to 16th-17th centuries were seen. In the area of Malaya Listovka, the participants documented the vandalisation of a zhalnik-type grave. From the edge of an old quarry, it could be seen how the round zhalnik was formed by large granite boulders and the interior of the grave was covered with limestone slabs. The route ended in Old Izborsk.
On September 18, the field trip continued on the old historical road from Izborsk to Panikovichi and Schemeritski churchyard. In the area of Andreikovo, the participants found traces on vandalisation on another zhalnik-type grave, probably already about 15 years ago.
On September 19, the inspection continued in Latvia, in Aluksne Region. Altogether, during the four days, the archaeologists visited about 40 sites. The travelled medieval route will be the basis of a future tourist route on the medieval road from Pskov to the Baltics.