3 Museum Of History In Altai

Museum Of History In Altai

Posted on December 23, 2011 by


Founded in 1823, it is one of the oldest museums in Siberia. For a long time, it was open for the selected few but now its doors are open for everyone. Let’s go!

‘Principles of Pioneers’, 1920s.

‘Love and know your homeland’.

This exposition features flora and fauna of Altai Territory.

“Barnaul was… cultural center of Siberia and I would even call it Siberian Athens”, Peter Semenov-Tyan-Shansky.

This jewelry is made of teeth of a wild animal.

Old rock carvings.

Some divine being made of bronze.

This hall shows the history of metallurgy developmet. Some of the exhibits are 200 years old and they themselves have become history .

This model, for example, was made in 1826.

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3 Responses to “Museum Of History In Altai”

  1. Akskl says:

    Of course! I expected something like this. This is a typical Russian chauvinistic museum where first you see mammoth’s tusk, and then first Russian settlers’ stuff. What happened between them – during several thousand years? What events happened, what states existed, what rulers, what people lived here before Russians colonizers arrived? No information of such kind you can find in such so-called “museums”.

  2. Akskl says:

    BTW, I was first.

  3. Tommo says:

    That’s an odd conclusion to reach at the end of a 39 picture photo essay.

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