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Azov Regional Museum
The Azov Regional Museum was opened in 1917. Nowadays the extensive museum
collection has a pronounced individuality. Archaeological collections comprise
its significant part. They allow to present cultures of numerous peoples who
dwelt on the Azov Sea coastlands in different historical periods. This is proved
by the finds including jewelry collections, horse harness articles of the antiquity,
arms objects of bronze epoch to the Middle Ages. Sarmatian articles and a vast
collection of glazed and kashin pottery of the XIV century is a real pearl of
the archaeological collection. Glazed pottery with multi-colored inlaid ornament
embellish the Museum glass-cases and are the evidences of the Golden Horde trading
The significant paleontological collection, the largest one in the south of
Russia, attracts attention of experts and those who is fond of antiquity. A
unique part of the paleontological collection comprises: a Deinotherium skeleton
and two skeletons of mammoth trogonthenum (male and female). The skeleton of
mammoth tro-gontherium is one of the biggest mounted skeletons in the world.
Scientific expeditions permanently work in Azov and its neighborhood, thus increasing
the Museum collection with new archaeological and natural-science materials.
In 2001 Russian-Norwegian expedition of the famous Norwegian doctor, Thor Heyerdal,
worked on the basis of the Azov Museum-Reserve.
Having concentrated the vast antique collection in its possessions, including
the large quantity of works of art and historical monuments, the Azov Historical-Archaeological
and Paleontological Museum-Reserve has become a keeper of one of the largest
and interesting collections in the South of Russia. The Museum exhibit was successfully
displayed in japan, Switzerland, Scotland and France.
Tel: +7 (86342) 4-03-71, 4-49-35, Moskovskaya str., 38/40, Azov, Rostov
region, Russia, 346780.