18 may 2015, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has opened a renovated Museum of archaeology of Moscow at the Manege square. In opening ceremony took part the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky, Director General of the Museum Association “Moscow Museum” Alina Saprykina.
According to the mayor, in 1997, the Museum of archaeology of Moscow was opened with serious disturbances, so after only 15 years it was reconstructed (in the Museum replaced engineering networks, upgraded ventilation systems, lighting and fire safety carried out the partial replanning of the internal spaces, which include automated access control system). “Now here is the most modern Museum equipment. So I think it will be for many years to serve the citizens and visitors of the capital, to delight them with their exhibitions,” said Sergei Sobyanin.
“Today is a joyful and long – awaited event- after years of reconstruction, opened the Museum of archaeology. The Museum is known and loved by Muscovites. Of course, it was very sad, when people are passing and walking in the center of Moscow, approached him and saw the word “Museum renovation”. We with great joy we open the Museum for Muscovites. And happily for archaeologists, because the Museum is not only a methodological center, but also the main custodian of all archaeological finds” — said the Minister of Moscow Government, head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky.
The Museum of archaeology of Moscow is a branch of Museum Association “Moscow Museum”. It is located in the heart of the capital, at the Manege square – a popular tourist spot. The opening of the Museum in 1997 was timed to the 850th anniversary of Moscow. Continue reading
A huge number of gold mining companies will alter the natural landscape of Mongolia. The number of disappeared rivers and lakes increases, the area becomes like a desert – all because of gold mining. In addition to officially registered companies (from Russia, Japan, China, etc. (total 23 countries) miners of gold, there are so-called “black diggers”, which are one of the main problems of Mongolia.
Due to the economic situation in the world, the locals of the Mongols, replaced with this “black” business even gastrabayterov from China and began to engage themselves in this “clandestine” activity. Traditional Mongolian tent
Currently in Mongolia there are more than 100 thousand people are engaged in illegal gold mining. Photo: old Russian van production on someone’s yard.
The bulk of “black diggers” are residents of the villages — former shepherds, seekers of a better life. They long ago abandoned their traditional occupation, have sold all their cattle and began to engage in illegal gold mining.
Here they are, digging pits to the South-West of Ulaanbaatar.
The main places of gold production “black diggers” – this is the officially the gold mining companies have done their development. “Black diggers” dig into the long-closed waste dumps at the former propylenecarbonate and pan for gold, the old-fashioned way, by hand. Continue reading
Archaeologists from the USA will conduct excavations in the Transbaikal, in order to understand how the Siberians settled in America
Archaeologists at the University of Washington led by Professor Ian Busicom will conduct excavations in the South-West TRANS-Baikal region. Experts hope to learn the basic steps of prehistoric people in the development of Asia and their transition from Siberia to North America. This was reported by the journalist. TASS doctor of historical Sciences, head Chikoisky TRANS-Baikal archaeological expedition of the state University Mihail Konstantinov
“Lasting interest of the Americans to the archaeological monuments of the Baikal region connected with the history of their native continent and its colonization by ancient people who, according to accepted theory, came to the New world from Siberia through Beringia – the area linking North-East Asia and North America. The route of these “immigrants” is set, but the age and stages of their “journey” need to be studied,” – said Konstantinov.
A group of seven representatives of the University of Washington will arrive in Chita on 30 June and the next day will go to the excavations of the archaeological site of Ust-Menza in Krasnochikoysky the edge of the area, will run for three weeks. A common theme of their research, according to the scientist, devoted to initial development of man, Asia and America, to study their environment and material culture.
In the excavations of the Ust-Menza will join the Russian researchers. “This complex consists of 17 monuments, the oldest of which is about 100 thousand years. And we have reason to believe that the Ust-Menza is the other, not izuchennosti. The study we are going to do,” said the head of the expedition. Continue reading