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Scythian Pectoral – The Museum of the History of Ukraine launched an online exhibition about Scythian decoration

The National Museum of the History of Ukraine has made available the online exhibition “Pectoral. Discovery of the Century”, dedicated to the golden pectoral, which was found in the burial mound of Tovsta Mohyla in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

The exhibition was opened on July 30, 2021 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the completion of work in the mound. It presents the things found during the excavations. Some of the items belong to the collection of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine, and some were donated by the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The exhibition shows the most interesting finds, as well as conveyed the atmosphere of the excavations, the stages of research and the impressions of the expedition leader Boris Mozolevsky from the finds, which he wrote down in his field diary. The final section was devoted to Mozolevsky and showed the influence of the Pectoral on contemporary Ukrainian art.

Mozolevsky found the golden pectoral on June 21, 1971. This is an ornament of a Scythian aristocrat, which was buried with him in the 4th century BC. It has become one of the visiting cards of Ukraine in the world.

The exhibition is available online at link.

How notes “NV”, the Treasury of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine proclaimed June 21 the Day of the Pectoral. The Institute plans to annually celebrate this day with cultural events and educational projects dedicated to the jewel.

Previously An international group of specialists came to the conclusion that Russia is purposefully engaged in smuggling valuables from Ukraine. To a large extent, thefts are focused on the export of Scythian gold from the territory of our country.

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