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Southern Sea Gates treasures in Kyiv


Exhibits of the Belgorod-Dniestrovsky Museum of Local Lore will be presented at the International Exhibition in Kyiv.


34 archaeological exhibits from the funds of the Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Museum of Local Lore will be exhibited at the International Exhibition as part of the large-scale cultural project “Southern Sea Gates of Eastern Europe: an unforgettable legacy of the port cities of southern Ukraine in the 13th-15th centuries.” The project is being implemented by the National Reserve “Sophia Kievskaya” with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

The exposition, which will become part of this project, is planned to attract original artifacts and information materials from the funds of the National Reserve “Sophia Kievskaya”, the National Museum of the History of Ukraine, the Odessa Archaeological Museum, the Maritime Museum in the city of Pella (Italy), the Kherson Regional Museum of Local Lore, etc.

A separate section will be devoted to the Belgorod-Dniester fortress at the exhibition, therefore, the original archaeological materials from the Akkerman fortress, which are stored in the funds of the Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Museum of Local Lore, will significantly complement this project. The basis of the section will be four embedded building plates from the Akkerman fortress, which disappeared during the Second World War and were found only in 2013 in the funds of the Kherson Regional Museum of Local Lore. The section will also be supplemented by archaeological materials from the funds of the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, cartographic, illustrative and informational materials.

National Reserve “Sophia Kievskaya”

The cultural project “Southern Sea Gates of Eastern Europe: an unforgettable heritage of the port cities of the South of Ukraine in the 13th-15th centuries”, containing, in addition to the exposition, publishing and multimedia components, will be of great importance for the preservation and popularization of the national cultural heritage, will contribute to the creation of new excursion routes for the development of cultural and educational tourism at the local and national levels.

The project is planned to be implemented in July-October 2021, and already at the end of May 34 artifacts from the museum’s funds will be sent for temporary storage to the National Reserve “Sophia Kievskaya”.