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Nomads' Gold. On the "Siberian Collection" of Peter I

... local population. Later additions And yet — what do we know today about the places where the objects comprising Peter’s Siberian collection were found and the circumstances in which they were found? Most of them are likely to originate from the ancient monuments located in the steppes close to the Altai mountains, between River Ob and River Irtysh. Tobolsk “hillockers” were searching for gold-bearing mounds along the rivers, including River Iset’ — moving upstream,...

Modified: 30.10.2006
Peter I , Peter the Great , Siberia , Tobolsk , antiquities , gold , Nikolaas Witsen , archaeological finds , Ob , Irtysh
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