It's been two months' of the «Expedition 53», and the truth about Ovidiopol-Adzhider fortress became known a little more. It's time to create legends… Because "the place without the legend" is a blank space. The main thing is for a legend not to turn into an outright stupidity. And also important for it to have a little but historic grain.
On almost on every of the numerous tours to the new Ovidiopil fortress we hear the same question: "Well, what is this little earthen fortress? Comparing to the Belgorod-Dniester it is even somehow not serious...". It has been noticed, by the way, . Back in 1839 Nicholas Nadezhdin, in his "Walk on Bessarabia", said: "This (Ovidiopol-Adzhider) was a house of cards in compare with the opposite stronghold Ackermann." Although immediately answered this question: "“The strength is not in stones”, And he was absolutely right ...
This is a very interesting question: why during the nearly a dozen years after the Russian-Turkish war of 1787-91 years the Turks have not even tried to attack the "soft underbelly" of the Russian Empire - a newly attached the Bug and Dniester rivers?
As it is known, 160 soldiers were first sent for construction of the Ovidiopol fortress, and then there were constantly quartered up to four infantry battalions, plus "loyal" Cossacks. It is therefore quite natural that the main building in the fortress (along with the arsenal-warehouse) was the barracks.
We did not find analogues therefore are proud of our innovation in the museum business. In the Lower Dniester archaeological expedition eXteam - established a Field Museum exhibit. Right next to the excavation! So that the most "flashy" finds that flashed under a shovel, in a day or two were already on display.
Scientists from the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine plan to partially restore the XVIII century fortress, located in Ovidiopol, Odessa area.
Past Sunday an archaeological expedition 53 camp hosted guests from Odessa. Representatives from key travel companies in our city visited Lower Dniester expedition to see the willingness of scientists to host tourists...
Borodino or more known as Bessarabian treasure was discovered a little over a hundred years ago - in 1912. In the same year revealed the Seima burial in the Volga region. At first glance - nothing in common, but in both places have been found similar metal objects.
In continuation of our series of stories about treasures Odessa region, we could not ignore the sensational one year ago in Odessa media a story about the treasure Haidamaks that under assumptions of hunters themselves, just had to pull $ 30 million!
High left bank of the Dniester estuary, Ovidiopol`s margin. Steppe, sun, stuffiness, somewhere in the south-west, above the sea grumbles storm. We are in the camp in Lower Dniester archaeological expedition.