On March 25, 2014 a conference “Water route between Hanseatic towns Pskov and Novgorod via rivers Cheryokha, Uza and Shelon” was held in the town of Porkhov. The conference was organized by Porkhov local lore museum with the participation of the Archaeological Center of the Pskov Region.
Porkhov is one of the medieval towns located on the Shelon’ river. It was founded in proximity to the western border of Novgorod territory in the first half of the 13th century. Not far from the town there was a medieval trade water route, which connected the Livonian and Hanseatic towns with Pskov and Novgorod. Continue reading