Archaeologists have discovered skates that are about 1,000 years old.

    Radio Prague (RPI) reports that Czech archaeologists have discovered an outstanding medieval artifact, which turned out to be skates made from animal bone about a thousand years ago. As noted by RPI, the discovery was made during excavations in the city of Přerov in the historical region of Moravia, located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic.

    It is noted that experts from the Comenius Museum were working in the basement of one of the houses when they unexpectedly came across a bone ridge, part of which was protruding through the ground. Researchers believe that the artifact dates back to the second half of the 10th century or the first quarter of the 11th century. Experts came to this conclusion on the basis of pottery found in the same place, characteristic of that period.

    According to scientists, the finds go back to a time when this area of ​​Přerov served as a fortress for the Polish king Boleslav the Brave, who occupied Moravia at the time and his troops were stationed in this place.

    Researchers believe the artifact was made from horse bone. However, it was not used for idle riding or sports, as it is today, but rather for moving across icy surfaces with the help of one or two sticks.