The opening of Mangazeya. 400 Years of Legend Exhibition from the collection of the State Budgetary Institution of Culture of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Museum and Exhibition Complex named after I.S. Shemanovsky will take place May 24, at 4:00 p.m.
Mangazeya became the first Russian polar town and played a key role in the history of the development of the northern regions by the Russian people. Founded in the 17th century, the settlement existed for only 71 years. Now only archaeological findings and documentary sources tell of the past value of the modern ghost town.
Since 1968, extensive archaeological studies have been carried out at the site of the settlement. Decades of hard work allowed to restore the events of the past centuries piece by piece. Thousands of valuable findings eloquently tell about the hard life of the dedicated Russian discoverers.
Furs, wine vessels, sea kochis, giant locks, false coins, elegant wallets, half-rotten bast shoes and almost fifty other items from the past arrived on Sakhalin from a faraway city of Salekhard to tell us about the life, death, love and heroic deeds of our forefathers.
The exhibition «Mangazeya. 400 Years of History» will be on display in the museum until July 14, 2019. We invite you to take a guided tour to learn about the short and amazing history of the ghost city.
For pre-booking, call: 727555