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Artefacts

Indigenous transport does not harm tundra

Indigenous transport does not harm tundra

“The women’s Nenets sled is made according to an old technology without a single nail from a freshly cut larch”, says Anna Yarotskaya, an employee of the Taimyr House of Folk Art. “It took the Tuhard reindeer breeder Yury Yaptune a month to work”. According the ...

Columbus of North himself made collection for museum

Columbus of North himself made collection for museum

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Nikolay Urvantsev’s fund is considered the most complete and valuable not only for the collection of the Norilsk Museum. Its high status is due to the fact that the discoverer of the Norilsk deposits, a participant in the epoch-making Arctic ...

90 years ago Graf Zeppelin flew to Arctic

90 years ago Graf Zeppelin flew to Arctic

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The participants of the Severozemelskaya expedition were informed that the airship Graf Zeppelin from Leningrad, after a short stop on Franz Josef Land, flew to Severnaya Zemlya, but the first inhabitants of Domashny Island were unable to meet it. Because ...

First bonfires on Taimyr lit 6000 years ago

First bonfires on Taimyr lit 6000 years ago

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In 1967, when the first excavations began by the Polar Expedition of the USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of Archeology’s Leningrad Branch in Taimyr, its 36-year-old leader was already a recognized scientist. It was Hlobystin who became the organizer of the ...

What Qoiqa tells about

What Qoiqa tells about

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The director of the Taimyr House of Folk Art Lyubov Popova says that its specialists bring objects of material culture, which the indigenous inhabitants of the peninsula once used in everyday life and in ritual ceremonies, as a rule, from ...

Kosterkins were most powerful shamans in Avam tundra

Kosterkins were most powerful shamans in Avam tundra

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The gold fund of the Taimyr House of Folk Art (THFA) - a collection of decorative, applied and fine arts - is directly related to the masters who at different times worked and are still working today in the Main ...

Mythic people traces revealed Taimyr’s history

Mythic people traces revealed Taimyr’s history

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. They have survived only in myths. According to the legends, the sikhirtya were of short stature with blond hair and fair eyes. They lived underground, grazed mammoths and rode dog sleds - in the 7th century, 1300 years ago, at ...

Unique mammoths figurines found

Unique mammoths figurines found

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Two ancient sculptures made of a mammoth tusk, found by archaeologists at the mouth of the Kova river in the Kezhemsky region, were recognized as having no analogues in the whole of Northern Eurasia. The finds are figurines of mammoth ...

Narta’s Trail exhibition opened in Taimyr College

Narta’s Trail exhibition opened in Taimyr College

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the Taimyr College, the Narta’s Trail exhibition is being held, which presents ethnographic objects of the indigenous peoples of the peninsula. “The items were collected either on expeditions or donated by the owners. Since the House of Folk Art is ...