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Messerschmitt's Archaeological Collection "Comes Back"

Following the order issued on November 15, 1718 by Peter I, Doctor Daniil Gotlib Messerschmitt was commissioned to go to Siberia “to find various rarities and pharmaceutical objects: herbs, flowers, roots, seeds and other medicinal components.” All scholars of the naissant Russian archaeology refer to his name because Messerschmitt was the first to do archaeological ...

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