When celebrating the Day of the archaeologist
Seeking ancient items people are addicted to for a long time, but devote his life to the excavations – units. To draw attention to the importance of the profession was established official separation Day, the date of which falls on 15 August. This holiday was established without any reference to the discoveries or developments.
Ancient findings have always been interested in people: in the Ipatiev chronicle recorded the presence of glass beads in the Poconos, on the banks of the Volkhov. Official excavations were carried out in the XV century in Pskov – they wanted to find the Foundation of the Church of Blaise, which was the oldest in the city.
In the XVII century discovered and documented, record the burial mounds, ancient settlements, and places where were found the remains of ancient animals. The Day of archaeology 2013, you can visit these places and feel the history.
In 1839 there was a Society of history and antiquities in Odessa, 1946 – Russian archaeological society in St. Petersburg. In the early twentieth century the Museum of fine arts, the exhibition which included archeological finds of the ancient world.
Archaeology was recognized as a scientific discipline in 1922. At the same time and start large excavations in Moscow and Novgorod the Great. These cities tourists like to visit on the day of the archaeologist. The researchers of the Moscow bowels confirmed that Prince Yuri Dolgoruky established the capital. And in Veliky Novgorod found the first birch bark, which contained information about the life and traditions of our ancestors.
Now in many places been carried out archaeological excavations. Researchers try found subjects to judge the life of ancient people, as many of the official records of those years were deliberately destroyed during the wars and the change of heads of state.
How did the arts and crafts Day
The appearance of the holiday is associated with several legends. One of them says that the researchers of the bowels wanted to relax and invited the leader of the expedition to celebrate the birthday of the horse of the great commander Alexander the great – Bucephalus, which fell on August 15. The head agreed, and the celebration began. From this time began a tradition every year to celebrate this date, but as the day of the archaeologist.
The second version implies that the celebration is associated with the birthday of the archaeologist-triplewide T. S. Passek. The expedition under her leadership, became a "talent foundry", and chose a symbolic date. And then the tradition spread in all cities of the country.
The holiday is also celebrated in Belarus in 2008 was approved the Day of the archaeologist in the Ukraine. In a solemn date meetings, conferences, seminars on experience exchange, initiation into archaeologists. Some people to this day love to visit museums with ancient artifacts and learn new historical facts.
We still do not know much from the past, and some of the findings set humanity riddles or even contravene universally accepted facts. Maybe our ancestors were smarter than us? Someday the experts will find the answer to this question. This will help them archaeology.