The National Museum of Adygea received a new historical exhibit

An ancient tombstone, allegedly belonging to one of the princes of Sheretluko, was brought to Maykop from the Krasnodar Territory, Adygea TV reports.

The monolith carved from sandstone is more than two hundred years old (date is 1772) and it stood on the grave of a noble Circassian prince family. But where exactly and to whom exactly belonged - remains to be study.

Rumors of a strange stone with obscure inscriptions have been circulating in the Seversky district of the Krasnodar Territory for several decades. The monolith traveled from courtyard to courtyard until it came to a resident of Krasnodar, who was building a cottage in the village of Azov. Having made inquiries, he understood what he was dealing with and immediately addressed to the National Museum of the Republic of Adygea.

In Maykop, representatives of the Heritage Cultural Foundation, Gaziy Chemso and Yashar Nogai, began studying the stone. The text on it was translated by Circassian (Adyghe) from Turkey, professor Nagor Fethi Gyunger: -Here are the dates, the surah from the Koran, the prince title, and then Sheretluk Bekir- It still need to understand, when reading, different options are possible.

Researchers will continue to study the stove. Now within the walls of the National Museum. In the near future, the artifact will be described, after which it will take its place among the exhibits of the main repository of the history of the Circassians and the republic.