archaeology

The Museum of archaeology and Ethnography

The prehistory Museum of archaeology and Ethnography of the OGPU associated with the names of prominent Soviet archaeologists explorers of Western Siberia and Altai – Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich and Vladimir Mogilnikova I. matyushchenko. In the expeditions under their management had collected material for the first collections, which was first housed in the office of archeology of historical faculty of the state pedagogical University press.

These scholars have led archaeological practices of students of the history Department in the 1960s, in the period when specialists at the University was not yet. A little later the head of the practice and therefore the author received in the office of archaeology collections is becoming Zakharova Irina Petrovna. In fact, when the first phase began in the life of the future Museum. Researchers headed by I. P. Zakharova have started to create a database of the collections of the future Museum. The most important monuments, excavated then Rostovkinskomu burial ground and ancient city of Merlinka.

In the 70-ies of the transfer of the collection into the study of archaeology began B. A. Conic, one of the leading researchers of the developed middle ages of Western Siberia, a graduate and teacher of the OGPU (then MGPI them. A. M. Gorky). The main sources of revenue collections of the expedition were conducted in the framework of archaeological practice of students of the faculty. It was then that began to form the focus of the future Museum collection of collections on the early iron age and the middle ages. This was due to the scientific internationaldata and problems facing the Western Siberian archeology.

In the 80-ies, archaeologists OGPU launched a broad field of study that directly affected the volume of material coming in future archeological and ethnographic Museum. In this decade, in the Omsk region began to operate program for certification of monuments of history and culture. Active participation in it took the archaeologists OGPU. It is worth noting the design of the archive of the Museum – it was systematized and has regularly been enriched with materials certification. In 80-ies active research begins E. M. Danchenko, continues work B. A. Conic. During this period, the store received collection of monuments from eras of the middle ages and the early iron age from the Northern part of the Middle Irtysh region (Fort Great log, Omsk Parking, Sargatskoe mounds, monuments, and Utima novonikolsky-III). Continue reading

The most unexpected archaeological finds of the season

On the eve of the day of archaeologist, celebrated on 15 August, the head of the Department of archaeology of the Moscow Russia of the Institute of archaeology Russian Academy of Sciences Leonid Belyaev told about the most interesting artifacts found by experts this year.

The first birch-bark Vologda

On the site where was founded the city of Vologda (the territory of the archaeological monument “Vologda settlement”), has discovered a unique artifact – bark scroll of the XVI century. Such certificates on birch bark was found only in nine Russian cities.

The amazing fact is that on birch bark, survived several centuries, it is still possible to make out the text, inscribed by our ancestors. Part of the message has already managed to solve. It talks about the financial Affairs of the first mentioned and the ruble. Here’s how he deciphered the message: “Jacob, Ananikov father-in-law, your Brother Ostaf! I sent you a ruble to a ruble Samojla. And I have no penny, no protorov”.

Soon birchbark scroll will then be specially dried, after which it will preserve and placed under glass, which protects it from moisture. Soon, this discovery will join the collection of the Vologda Museum-reserve.

In the city centre have unearthed the remains of an old bridge

The territory of Kitai-Gorod was carefully dug during the Soviet years, however archeologically another surprise. With the construction of the Park, which is being built on the site of the demolished hotel “Russia”, resumed excavations. Experts managed to find remains of a wooden bridge of the seventeenth century, which was shopping street and was a track curve of the lane closest to kitajgorodskoj wall street. Continue reading

The opening of the Museum of archaeology of Moscow on Manezh square

Sergei Sobyanin has offered to replay the action “night at the Museum” and “parks Day” next weekend, 23 and 24 may. He said this during the opening ceremony after capital repair of the Museum of archaeology of Moscow at the Manege square.

According to the Mayor of Moscow, last weekend was entirely dedicated to culture and art. In the city were well-known and popular “Night at the Museum” and “parks Day”. “”Night at the Museum” — a popular action. Unfortunately, because of the weather she doesn’t quite succeed, but I think we will repeat it this coming weekend, so that all Muscovites can enjoy the opportunity to visit our museums, parks, in order to carry out those activities that might not quite panned out last weekend,” — said Sergey Sobyanin.

The Minister of Moscow Government, head of culture Department Alexander Kibovsky said that in the citywide share, according to preliminary estimates, was attended by about 800 thousand people. According to him, this is a large figure given the bad weather conditions. “We had a “night at the Museum”. Hundreds of thousands of people came to the museums, despite the bad weather, stood in the rain in the queue,” explained the head of Department.

May 16 in Moscow hosted the Days of historical and cultural heritage that included such major cultural events like “night at the Museum”and “parks Day”. Just worked in the city more than 400 cultural sites.

The action “night at the Museum” was held in Moscow for the ninth time. Her symbol was the owl, whose night vision helps to take a fresh look at Museum life.

More than 250 museums, exhibition halls, libraries, theaters held special events, opening to visitors was being stored cultural and historical artifacts. Continue reading

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