Historical and archaeological Museum of the state budgetary institution of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The history of the Kerch Museum of antiquities began with the personal collection of the Field of Dobruca (1774 – 1835) — the founder of the Kerch archaeological, founded in 1810, 2 (14 new style), June 1826, the Museum was officially established and was located in the house of P. Dubrock until 1833. The first Director of the Museum was I. P. Blaramberh. Since the creation of the Kerch Museum of antiquities the main direction of his activity was the study and preservation of ancient monuments, was found at Kerch and Taman peninsulas, i.e. on the territory of the ancient Bosporus Kingdom. Significant to the development of archaeological work in Kerch contributed to the rich excavations of the Kul-Oba in the fall of 1830. Some time the Museum was located in the premises of the city guardhouse, and in 1835 on the mount mithridat was built the Museum building in the style of the Athenian temple of hephaestion. With the arrival in 1853 to the post of Director of the Museum Alexander lyutsenko was the beginning of a scientific approach to excavations.
One of the most productive periods of the Museum’s activity was the period from 1891 to 1918 Director of the K. E. Dumberg first conducted a systematic excavation of the ancient settlement Panticapaeum. His successor V. V. Shkorpil, a well-known epigraphist and an archaeologist, Continue reading
Young volunteers assisted the archaeologists discovered in southwestern France to the cave of Arago d prehistoric tooth that belonged to an adult, who lived half a million years ago. Despite the fact that the tooth is quite badly preserved and to explore it will be difficult, the staff of the Center for prehistoric studies of Tatavla will try to learn about the morphology of the first Europeans and to increase knowledge about their features.
Excavations were conducted last week on Thursday, July 23, near the southern French city of Perpignan. Young archaeologists and volunteers are shocked by the discovery, which they named Arago 149. The tooth was found and recognized as the oldest piece of human remains found in Europe. According to the archaeologists, the tooth belonged to an adult, who lived 560 thousand years ago.
“Large tooth of the adult – not to say a man or a woman – was found during excavations in a layer whose age we estimated at 550 thousand years since used various Dating methods”, – said paleoanthropology Amelie Vialle edition of L’express. Continue reading
8 October were key activities of the VIII week of education of member States of the Shanghai cooperation organization “Education without borders”. Among them – the opening of the exhibition . on recent archaeological discoveries on the territory of Altai Krai and the Altai Republic.
The exhibition prepared by the Museum of archaeology and Ethnography of Altai ASU during the implementation of the megagrant of the Government of the Russian Federation “the Ancient settlement of Siberia: the formation and dynamics of cultures in North Asia”. The event was organized by the staff of the Department of archaeology, Ethnography and museology Professor Alexey A. Tishkin. and senior lecturer Nikolay Nikolaevich Seregin.
Guests of the Museum were presented valuable exhibits of the section “Development of the silk road Altai”, collected during archaeological excavations in the Altai territory and the Altai Republic and on the territory of modern Mongolia. Among them – found in the tombs fragments of Indian and Chinese silk clothes, ancient coins, glass paste from which beads were made, mirrors the work of Chinese craftsmen and imported other articles of archaeological monuments of Altai. Not less interesting materials Turkic bulan-Koba, trostchenko cultures. Excavations were conducted by the Department of archaeology of the ASU. Continue reading