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Sevastopol State University will Cooperate with the Institute of Archeology of Crimea at the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Sevastopol State University signed an agreement with the Institute of Archeology of Crimea at the Russian Academy of Sciences to conduct joint research, conservation, restoration and rescue archaeological work on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol.

The Rector of Sevastopol State University, Vladimir Nechaev, said that the university is actively developing research and educational programmes related to the study of cultural heritage and archaeological research.

“Having passed a certain path, we understand that it is important to have powerful and strong partners to meet the challenges. Moreover, the land of Sevastopol and Crimea is a treasure trove for an archaeologist. It allows you to see the richest cultural layer both literally and spiritually. This is an opportunity to dive into the world on which our country and civilization stand. I believe that cooperation with the Institute of Archeology of Crimea will give an additional impetus to the development of historical and archaeological science on the peninsula and in Russia”, he said.

The Director of the Institute of Archeology of Crimea, Vadim Maiko, stressed that education for archeology at Sevastopol University plays an important role for national science.

“Studying the historical heritage of the Sevastopol region is the most important task. We have an experienced team that has been excavating for more than a decade, mainly on the territory of Tauric Chersonesos, so it is very pleasant that Sevastopol State University is engaged in the study of cultural heritage objects. A number of remarkable specialists-archaeologists, not only underwater, but also ground-based, work at Sevastopol State University. Therefore, today's signing is very important for me. It is all the more gratifying that Sevastopol State University is engaged not only in research, but, above all, in the education of young specialists. It is necessary to always have an influx of the younger generation in archeology”, he said.

Master’s students of the programme ‘Marine archeology’, that has existed at Sevastopol State University for three years, presented their discoveries and developments to the leadership of the Institute of Archeology of Crimea and Sevastopol State University. This is the first major student engagement in Marine Archeology.