Check out a picture of the oldest rug in the world, found in 1949 by Sergei Rudenko, a Russian anthropologist, and archaeologist. 🗻Named after where it was discovered, the Pazyryk Rug was found in the Pazyryk Valley in Siberia, in the Altai Mountains. ⛏Excavated from the grave of a Scythian nobleman, the radiocarbon tests proved that the carpet was produced in the 5th century BC. 🐫The Pazyryk valley was located on a very active trade route which connected China and Central Asia. Traders from all the world traveled through the valley, so the origin of the carpet remains unknown, but based on the sophistication of the weave, experts surmise that the carpet came from Central Asia, Armenia or Persia. 🇷🇺 If you ever find yourself in St. Petersburg, Russia, you can see it for yourself at #thehermitagemuseum.
This 2,500+ year-old rug really proves that when you buy a quality rug, you can enjoy it for many years to come. 😉