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In Albazino, a mass grave was discovered
Andrey CherkasovScientific secretary of the Petropavlovsk Foundation
- “Albazinskaya Expedition” was initiated and organized by our Foundation and the Center for the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Amur Region in 2011. The project involves a complex of activities of a different nature. In particular, the conduct of archaeological research at the site of the monument of federal significance “The Settlement“ Albazinsky Ostrog ”” with the use of high-precision technologies; support and modernization of the largest cultural institutions of the region; research work with artifacts; replenishment of museum funds; restoration of historical and cultural monuments; educational work through the publication of scientific articles in major specialized publications and participation in specialized events; patriotic work with young people.
The fact that it is the XVII century confirms the found objects, for example buttons, and the very form of burial. The discovered skuadelnitsa is a large semi-dugout with the remains of a pillar structure and a door jamb. The buried ones lie in rows in several tiers. Usually such burials were arranged during any extreme events - wars or epidemics, in which there was no possibility to bury individually.
After a thorough study and fixation - the remains of the dead Cossacks will be reburied in accordance with the Orthodox tradition.
I want to note that the discovery of the burial of the defenders of Fort Albazin is a very important event for historical science and society. The burials of the Russian population of Siberia and the Far East during the period of the excavation movement are now practically not studied. And this is a great opportunity to get unique archaeological and anthropological material. Its study will help to better understand the process of settling the territory of the Amur region by the Russian population, as well as shed light on the problems of the genesis of the Russian ethnos in the XNUMXth century.