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Mariupol Museum of Local Lore description and photos - Ukraine: Mariupol. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Mariupol Museum of Local Lore is the first state museum in Donetsk region and the largest museum in the Azov region. It was founded in February 1920 by the city department of public education of the Mariupol Revolutionary Committee. The first exposition of the local history museum was created in 1920.The main activities of the museum are: research, exposition, stock, collective and scientific and educational.
Since 1937, the Mariupol Museum, having acquired the status of a regional museum, began to be called "Donetsk Regional Museum of Local Lore in the city of Mariupol". In 1950, a regional museum of local lore was founded in the city of Stalino (now Donetsk) and the status of a local museum was returned to the Mariupol.
To date, the exposition fund of the Mariupol Museum of Local Lore consists of seven halls, which store more than 50,000 exhibits, including material, visual, written (printed and handwritten), numismatic, archaeological, photo-documentary, natural and others. The scientific library's literary fund contains more than 17,000 books.
Each collection of museum exhibits has its own unique specimens: tools and bones of bison from the Amvrosievskaya site (16 thousand years BC), objects and household items of decoration of the Mariupol burial ground of the Neolithic era (more than 5 thousand years BC.). Also unique museum items include a Scythian bronze buckle in the shape of an elk head (5th century BC), bronze mirrors of eastern origin from the Golden Horde period (14th century), etc.
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