Odessa archaeological Museum is one of the oldest in Ukraine. It is located in a magnificent building built in the country style in the middle of the XIX century, in the heart of Odessa. Thanks to the incredibly rich collection of unique antiquities archaeological Museum is a real treasure, a priceless cultural heritage, and is among the top ten most visited sights of South Palmyra.
It began its history in 1825 as the city Museum of antiquities. The core of its collection became a private collection of ancient books and archaeological objects, which the city passed local philanthropist Ivan Blaramberh, who actively participated in the creation of the Museum. Further development required archaeological Museum of the Odessa society of history and antiquities, through which its funds have been considerably increased original artifacts of the past.
The Museum’s collection, numbering about 170 thousand exhibits, is set in ten themed rooms, located on two floors. It consists of valuable monuments of history and culture of the Northern black sea, ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, as well as antiquities from Cyprus and Egypt. The exposition is built in chronological order from the stone age to the middle Ages and introduces the culture and life of different Nations. Continue reading
Vladivostok archaeologists go in Hasansky district for excavation of the settlement of I Millennium BC, in which for the first time in modern Primorye was found a workshop of metal working of that time, announced head of the Department of prehistoric archaeology, Institute of history, archaeology and Ethnography of the peoples of the Far East far Eastern branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolay Klyuyev.
“The expedition which sent 30 people to the village of Barabash Khasan district for the excavation of the settlements of the early iron age for the fourth time. The settlement represents Yankovskaya archaeological culture. One of its distinctive features is the use in food of marine molluscs. In support of this are the piles of shells, found by archaeologists near dwellings” – said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, in the studied nine major settlement in dug-outs lived to 150 people. Over the past three years, archaeologists have unearthed two dwellings, it is expected that this time the researchers the “master” one. According to the findings, residents of the settlement except the clams fished, practiced agriculture and cattle breeding. “Last year it was discovered that in addition to the “classic” practice of the people of arheologicheskogo jankovska, the ancient inhabitants Barabash was also involved in Metalworking. At the settlement place was found an anvil and made it pieces of iron. In this regard, the main objective of this year’s expedition – the excavation of workshops in the metal processing” – said Klyuev.
He said that according to metallographic analysis, manufacturing technology found guns differs from those in neighboring China. It refutes the common opinion of the immaturity of the people that lived at that time on the territory of modern Primorye. “If during the excavations are found more evidence about the presence of people of that era shops with their own technology, we can talk about the second center of production of iron implements in the far East. Continue reading
Unusual coin with ant, one of the rarest vases in the world, the oldest temple in the territory of Russia – this is only a small part of the findings Phanagorian archaeological expedition in the current field season
The discoveries of the world level occur in Phanagoria (Taman Peninsula) quite often – the town existed for about 1500 years, it was located on the area of 65 hectares, a third of its territory today at the bottom of the sea, and “land” part after the departure of the inhabitants never were under construction.
This summer in “the Upper town” (it was located here in ancient times the centre) scientists revealed the oldest layers belonging to VI – V centuries BC And the “Lower city” (excavation, which began last year) began research of the youngest layers of the X – XI centuries in both – findings that open new pages of history.
So, in the “Upper town” found city block, apparently, burned in first – second quarter of V century BC As it is written in one of the written sources,it was around this time the Bosporan Kingdom changed the power – one dynasty changed another. The study quarter will continue in the coming year. But, if we compare the findings of the same time, made in other cities of the Bosporan Kingdom, it appears that the transfer of power was accompanied by an armed confrontation, leading to the destruction and fires. It also opened part of the building with thick walls. Scientists suggest that it is the Church of the VI century BC If further studies confirm their hypothesis, it will be the most ancient temple, found on the territory of modern Russia. Continue reading