Berestye Archeological Museum

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Berestye
Brest - Archeological museum Bjarestse.JPG
Established 1982
Location Brest, Belarus
Coordinates 52°04′48″N 23°39′17″E / 52.079962°N 23.654746°E / 52.079962; 23.654746
Collection size 43 thousand objects
Website http://brokm.vbreste.by/filial-arheologicheskii-muzei-bereste.html

Berestye Archeological Museum is unique in Europe, because its visitors can view an archaeological site displaying an authentic East Slavic wooden town dating back to the 13th century. The 1800 sq.m site was excavated by archeologists of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences in 1968 – 1981 in Brest, Belarus. The project was supervised by Dr. P.F.Lysenko. In 1982, a modern structure of concrete, glass and aluminum in the shape of a huge pitched roof was erected over the archeological site. The museum was opened on March 2, 1982. The museum displays preserved 28 log cabins, as well over 1400 artifacts dating back to 10th and 14th centuries which were unearthed during the excavation.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Лысенко, П.Ф. “Берестье” (Berestye by P.F.Lysenko). Minsk, (1985) (in Russian)
  • Лысенко, П.Ф. “Отрытие Берестья” (The Discovery of Berestye by P.F.Lysenko). Minsk, (1989); (2007) second edition ISBN 978-985-08-0852-3 (in Russian)