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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
Princess Ukok The astounding discovery of archeologists in the Altai Mountains, on the Ukok Plateau, which thundered not only throughout Russia, but became famous throughout the world. In 1993, Novosibirsk archaeologists found there a woman’s burial site, dating back to the V-III centuries BC. Due to the climate of this place, as well as the depth of the burial, the grave was ice-bound, which means it was preserved from decomposition. A few days, trying not to harm the burial, archaeologists melted the ice. In the burial chamber six horses were found under the saddles and with the harness, a larch block with bronze nails. Continue reading
The stolen paintings by master of abstract expressionism Hans Hoffman (1880-1966) were found by Art Recovery International 12 years after they were stolen from an art store in Manhattan.
Five paintings, valued at just over $ 500,000, were last seen at the Cirkers Hayes warehouse in 2003. The works belonged to a foundation known as the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust. (Cirkers Hayes joined Crozier Fine Arts in early 2017). Continue reading