Antique edged weapons
In the Middle Ages, cold steel had a symbolic meaning, which was reflected both in official documents and in literature and visual arts. There were many types of edged weapons.…

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Gothic
Gothic style is an artistic style, which was the final stage in the development of the Middle Ages of art of the countries of Western, Central and partially Eastern Europe…

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Celtic tribes

The oldest collection of the museum

Archeology (more than 35 thousand units. Hr.), The oldest collection of the museum. The leading archaeologist of the country V.A. Gorodtsov called the archaeological collection “the pride and decoration of the city.” A large contribution to its formation was made by A.S. Yelenev, A.V. Adrianov, N.K. Auerbach, R.V. Nikolaev, N.V. Nashchokin, N.I. Drozdov, N.P. Makarov, V.I. Privalikhin.
By the end of the nineteenth century. archaeological monuments of all ages (from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages) were discovered in the Yenisey region. Among the most valuable complexes are Ishimsky, Kosogolsky, Novopyatnitsky and others. Continue reading

The history of the archaeological study of the Mayan cities

The first civilized people of America that the Spaniards encountered during the conquest of the lands of the western hemisphere were Maya. In 1517, on the rocky coast of Cape Katoch (Yucatan Peninsula), the first test of strength of two warring worlds occurred, separated from each other not only by the boundless expanses of the ocean, but also by whole epochs of historical development. Conquistadors armored in steel armor armed with European military equipment and tactics of those years agreed in a decisive battle with numerous armies of Maya Indians armed with spears and arrows with stone tips. The outcome of this unequal struggle was predetermined by history itself. But the Maya for many years fiercely defended their independence from the encroachments of foreign conquerors. Even in 1540, i.e. 20 years after the death of the powerful Aztec state, much of the Yucatan was still in the hands of the Indians. Continue reading

At the excavations in Kerch found a two thousand year old statue

Archaeologists discovered during excavations of the ancient Mirmekysky settlement in Kerch a large marble statue about two thousand years old, which may indicate the existence of a large temple there.
Archaeologists discovered during excavations of the ancient Mirmekysky settlement in Kerch a large marble statue about two thousand years old, which may indicate the existence of a large temple there.
This was reported to TASS by Alexander Butyagin, head of the antique archeology department of the ancient world department of the State Hermitage Museum, who leads the expedition. Continue reading

Pictures of the Escaping World - Ukiyo-e
Originality - the main feature of the Japanese ukiyo-e engraving. Not having analogies in the art of other countries of the Far East, this system formed the basis for the…

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Unknown rooms in the tomb of Tutankhamen
The most discussed Egyptian history, which has so far ended in an offensive ellipsis, was new research in the Valley of the Kings - in the famous tomb of Tutankhamen.…

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Empire
Empire style is an artistic style created in France at the beginning of the 19th century, in the era of the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte. The chronological framework of the…

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