100th anniversary of academic archaeology: Mitino Park to open artefacts photo exhibition

June 22
Parks and pedestrian areas

Mitino Park hosts a photo exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russian academic archaeology. In 1919, the Council of People's Commissars established the Russian Academy of Material Culture History. Later it became a part of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

The park's exhibition hall houses the display  presenting photos of archaeological artefacts found in Russia. The author of works is a photographer and geologist Andrei Bronnikov.

There are unique artefacts among the finds in the photos, such as a small bison figure made of a mammoth tusk dating back to the Paleolithic age, Novgorod birch bark letter of the 16th century, a treasure trove of silver coins dating back to the Time of Troubles. Many of them will be displayed for the first time.

Small artefacts are photographed in macro mode, so visitors may see them in great detail.

The exhibition is supported by the Moscow Cultural Heritage Department and the Institute of Archaeology under the Russian Academy of Sciences.

It is open daily until 15 July, 10:00 am till 06:00 pm. Admission is free.

Traces of noble luxury: archaeologists have discovered in Yuzhnoye Medvedkovo artefacts from the Prince Golitsyn's estate

 

Source: mos.ru

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