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Messerschmitt's Archaeological Collection "Comes Back"

... naissant Russian archaeology refer to his name because Messerschmitt was the first to do archaeological excavations in Siberia, in which he was driven neither by mercenary motives nor by curiosity but solely by investigational interests. The collection of Siberian antiquities he brought to St. Petersburg became the gem of the Kunstkamera and marked the beginning of academic research in archaeology Having completed his studies at the Universities of Jena and Halle and having defended the thesis “On Reason as the Main Basis of Medical Science,” Doctor of Medicine D.G....

Modified: 30.10.2006
Daniil Gotlib Messerschmitt , Siberia , ethnographic expedition , St. Petersburg , Kunstkamera
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