Underwater archaeology

Research of our team
 “Marine and underwater heritage"

 

The research group "Marine and underwater heritage" of the Department of museology of the Russian state University for the Humanities (RSUH) is engaged in underwater archaeology in close cooperation with historians and archaeologists of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The group members conducted underwater and archaeological research of the submerged city of Acre and the port facilities of the Tauric Chersonesus in the Crimea, as well as archaeological surveys in the vicinity of the Kizhi Museum-reserve on lake Onega, on the Dnieper near Smolensk, on the Don, and on the Dvina river in the Arkhangelsk region. The research group "Marine and underwater heritage" also provides assistance to the public organization "Obelisk" in the search for the remains of red army soldiers who fell in the WWII.
We also cooperate with the Center for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar http://www.icua.hr/ . We participate in joint conferences and courses.
Currently, the Marine and underwater heritage research group is working on a project for a joint Russian-Greek archaeological expedition to the shipwreck of the battleship Svyatoslav and St.Theodore, near the Greek island of Lemnos and Agios Efstratios in the Aegean sea. Svyatoslav and St.Theodore were a members of the first Archipelago expedition of the Russian Baltic fleet, which began exactly 250 years ago. It was during this military enterprise, in the summer of 1770, that the battle of Chesma took place — the most outstanding victory of the Russian Fleet.

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