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Exhibition May 22 − June 6

Landskrona, Nyenskans, Petersburg: archaeological discoveries on the Okhtinsky cape

The State Hermitage is holding an exhibition in the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace "Landskrona, Nyenskans, Petersburg: archaeological discoveries at the Okhtinsky Cape".

The exposition presents 167 items - these are archaeological finds transferred to the State Hermitage in 2016, plans and photographs of objects discovered on the Okhtinsky Cape and in need of museumification. Graphic materials - drawings and illustrations - for the exhibition are provided by the ANO Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage.

The exhibition tells about the three main stages of the development of the Okhtinsky Cape: the periods of existence here of the Swedish fortresses Landskrona and Nyenskans, as well as the Okhtinsky Cape as the outskirts of St. Petersburg. The cape at the confluence of the Okhta and the Neva is a special place in St. Petersburg, which witnessed turbulent historical events long before the foundation of the city.

Prepared based on materials from the official website of the museum The State Hermitage Museum.