AltSU for the first time showed a “golden collection” of the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography

21 May 2020 Department of Information and Media Communications
The official tourist portal of Altai reported that Altai State University, as part of Museum Night, showed precious artifacts found during excavations in Altai Krai and the Altai Mountains.

On May 16, a 20-minute excursion movie “The Gold Collection of the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of Altai Altai State University” appeared on the AltSU Youtube channel.

The university’s website emphasized: “The video is unique in that it displays artifacts that museum visitors have never seen before”. Amazing discoveries made of precious metals were made by AltSU archaeologists in Krasnoshchekovsky, Loktevsky and Pavlovsky districts of Altai Krai and in the Altai Republic. Some of them belong to the most ancient periods of history.

The museum Director Yaroslav Frolov introduces museum rarities of gold, gold foil and gold sheets. The collection of the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of Altai State University contains more than 100 thousand objects from the history of Altai from the Paleolithic to the late Middle Ages. The film included the most interesting exhibits from the "golden collection" - earrings and fragments of headwear applications, torc and belt decoration. A video tour is accompanied by photographs from excavation sites where the jewelry was discovered, and graphic reconstructions of old clothes, which gold objects were part of.

The Altai Museum of Archeology and Ethnography was created in 1985 as an educational unit of the History Department (now the Institute of History and International Relations) of Altai State University, its collections are in demand by scientists from all over the world.

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