The expedition finally started. All the historical hypotheses and assumptions, a long string of receiving all necessary approvals and permits, a long and careful preparation for the launch, all of it is now left behind ... And so it happened!
We are pleased to announce that on May 26, Lower Dniester expedition of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine under the direction of Doctor of Historical Sciences I.V.Sapozhnikov, arrived at the scene of the search works! The first transport of equipment arrived on the plateau fortress Adzhider and work started.
We got lucky with the weather: windy, so not hot. Clouds sweep at high speed across the sky and give a chance from time to time to rest from the scorching sun. Knowing how changeable southern weather is, we immediately decide to put the tent city. Dining room, kitchen, storage and a place to stay - and here are the first signs of the archaeological camp. Next - furniture assembly and placement of all necessary in its place. Only when everything was arranged "how it is supposed to" we are getting started on the tents for the housing members of the expedition. Each searcher has his own tent, and hence the approach to installing is strictly individual. To survive three months in the field camp must take into account all the nuances.
Kitchen has a special place in the field camp. It`s the first thing to put up and the first one to arrange . War is the war, but dinner, as you know, on schedule! While tents grew up one by one, pasta with stewed meat is served (trade field course!). It is impossible to convey in words what an extraordinary taste this uncomplicated dish has in the fresh air!
12 tents is the result of the first day of work Expedition 53 .There are still several cargo transports that will bring the rest of gear, and it's no joke to say, open-air museum. This is a separate part of our field camp about which will talk later. Let it remain intrigue! When you will arrive - you'll see! After all, our goal is not only to enter into the history of Odessa region, but also to bring to archeology as many people as possible to make this profession as popular, which is developed in all countries of the world!