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Artefacts

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 ...

Siberian rivers stones’ mystery

Siberian rivers stones’ mystery

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. A fragment of the shell of a giant ammonite that inhabited the territory more than 60 million years ago was found 150 kilometers north-west of Norilsk at the mouth of the Ikon river in September 2015. The Norilsk Museum began with ...

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 ...

Vladimir Rusanov’s 145th anniversary celebrated in Taimyr

Vladimir Rusanov’s 145th anniversary celebrated in Taimyr

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Vladimir Rusanov is an Arctic explorer, geologist, author of a number of scientific works, head of Russian scientific expeditions, including the one aboard the Hercules hunting schooner, which disappeared off the coast of Taimyr in 1912. After the successful completion of ...