Museum Reserve Tanais in the Rostov region - we are all one

On the territory of the Rostov region there are severallarge reserves, one of them we visited. This is the almost perfectly preserved archaeological museum of Tanais, an ancient ancient site of ancient settlement, which is still being excavated to this day. And our trip to this place has made an indelible impression on us. And not only because this place is very significant in historical and cultural terms, but also because we had a wonderful opportunity to talk a little bit there with an amazing person Valery Fedorovich Chesnok, whose thoughts and life position in general forced us to look differently at many questions

The route of our trip and its concept can be seen here: We participate in the project "Russia for 365 days"

We stayed in the camp of archaeologists

We stayed in the camp of archaeologists

Night flying worms

Night flying worms

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Tanais Rostov region

To appreciate the importance of Tanais, you need to readhistorical references and walk through museums (after all, many museums of the world keep exhibits from these excavations), but for us this ancient settlement turned out to be significant in its symbolism. And the former director of the archaeological museum, Valery Fedorovich Chesnok, who has worked here for 30 years, helped us understand this. He gave us a small tour of the museums of the ancient city and the sites of the excavation itself. He told that the first buildings date back to the 3rd century BC. This city stood at the same time at the mouth of the river and on the banks of the Sea of ​​Azov, it was a major economic and commercial center and port. Tanais existed for about 8 centuries, but due to the fact that the sea began to shallow and retreat, trade faded away, and the city, respectively, slowly died.

How Tanais looked many years ago

How Tanais looked many years ago

Excursion to the Tanais Museum

Excursion to the Tanais Museum

Entrance to the archaeological reserve

Entrance to the archaeological reserve

Tanais - ancient amphora

Tanais - ancient amphora

Signs on the territory of the archaeological reserve

Signs on the territory of the archaeological reserve

Tanais Museum

Tanais Museum

Ancient amphoras in the museum

Ancient amphoras in the museum

Demonstration of the Strelomet

Demonstration of the Strelomet

Skeleton Tananta

Skeleton Tanaita

Terracotta statuette of the goddess

Terracotta statuette of the goddess

Ancient woman - before going to war you need to touch the chest

Ancient woman - before going to war you need to touch the chest

Ancient amphoras in the museum

Ancient amphoras in the museum

Paper figures

Paper figures

Ancient settlement Tanais

Ancient settlement Tanais

Once deep ditch around the fortress wall

Once deep ditch around the fortress wall

Ancient settlement Tanais

Ancient settlement Tanais

Cyclists from Rostov

Cyclists from Rostov

Reconstruction of the hut of those times

Reconstruction of the hut of those times

Ruins of the ancient city of Tanais

Ruins of the ancient city of Tanais

Ancient wells

Ancient wells

Walking through the ruins

Walking through the ruins

Walking through the ruins

Walking through the ruins

Remains of the fortress wall

Remains of the fortress wall

Remains of the city of Tanais

Remains of the city of Tanais

Former Sea of ​​Azov

Former Sea of ​​Azov

Dead Donets River and the Gulf of Taganrog in the distance

Dead Donets River and the Gulf of Taganrog in the distance

Tanais - a developing structure

Valery Fedorovich has repeatedly stressed that Tanais- a developing structure, not just an open-air museum. There are organized circles for children, and theatrical festivals are held, and a large reconstruction of the city is planned, and new excursion routes will be developed. For example, the Olympic route Tanais-Sochi, in which we were also invited to participate.

Children's Corner

Children's Corner

Children's creative corner

Children's creative corner

House of the poet Zhukov in the reserve

House of the poet Zhukov in the reserve

We are all one

But what attracted our attention most of all inthe stories of Valery Fedorovich, so this is that in ethnic terms Tanais is a very complex monument. This is not just a Greek city, it is a Greek-Scytho-Sarmatian-Miotsky monument, and it turned out that its inhabitants formed their own community, a special ethnos - Tanaits. And it was here that the most fascinating for Oleg and us began in the narration of our interesting interlocutor. If to express this thought of Valery Fedorovich in a nutshell, then in the historical space we are all mixed up, there are a lot of moments in history that united different nationalities and ethnic groups. And if you can truly feel it, then all sorts of modern ills of society, such as chauvinism, nationalism, etc., begin to seem ridiculous and useless. For example, did you know, for example, that a whole ancient settlement of Sungir was found in the Vladimir region, and you noticed from the remains that the settlers who lived there had pronounced Negroid features? It turns out that we are all a little Negroid, somewhere Mongoloid, in some Asians ... And how many excavations have not yet been made, how many more we still have to find and what unexpected discoveries about ourselves we still have to learn! Maybe archeology can reconcile all of us and prove visually that we are all brothers and sisters, the same blood flows in all of us.

We with Valery Fedorovich Chesnok in the museum

We with Valery Fedorovich Chesnok in the museum

Excursion to the museum-reserve Tanais

Excursion to the museum-reserve Tanais

Travel, as the knowledge of truth

I never in my life matched archeology andtraveling, never wondered how much in common in these two phenomena. And Valery Fedorovich, a well-known and respected archeologist, so easily draws analogies between them, telling us how important it is to travel, see the life, customs of other people penetrate into another culture. And not only because “everything is known in comparison,” but also because other nations always have something to learn, something that they learn from. And maybe you should not worry so much that we are adopting the cultural characteristics of some other countries, that we consider it fashionable that we did not have before: “Close the doors to delusion. “But what about truth come in?”

Information to visit

Located Tanais in the Rostov region on the outskirts of the farm Nedvigovka 30 km from Rostov-on-Don.

Tanais mode of operation: from 9 to 17 hours without days off and breaks.
The cost of visiting the museum-reserve: depends on whether you will visit museums or just walk around the settlement (the photo has all the prices).
How to get to Tanais: Rostov-Taganrog train to Tanais station, buses 158 and 158A from Rostov (central market).

The cost of visiting the museum Tanais

The cost of visiting the museum Tanais

Map of Modern Tanais

Map of Modern Tanais

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