Being founded in 1924, the Donetsk Museum of Local Lore is a known as multi-disciplinary historical complex. It contains a precious collection of about 150 thousand items. Many of them are unique and are representing a global significance, being an integral part of the cultural heritage.
In August 2014 the Donetsk National Museum was badly damaged after heavy shelling of Donetsk city by the Ukrainian army. As a result, the museum suffered great losses in its historical collection. A year later, due to the joint efforts of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Emergency Situations of Donetsk National Republic (DNR) the rescuing and restoration works started. Together with museum staff, they have rescued some surviving examples of the zoological collections from the rubble and debris of ruins.
ISIDA Project have provided the completion of Museum exhibits with rare books and prints of the end of XIX- beginning of XXcentury of its own library, devoted to the geology and archeology of the Donetsk Coal Basin.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains the unique collection of Ancient Egyptian antiquities. The original collection was established in the late XIXth century by the one of the early pioneers of Egyptology - Auguste Mariette. Museum has 107 halls, filled with artifacts dating from the prehistoric times up to the Roman periods. The majority of collection is focused on the Pharaonic era. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of the Great Egyptian History.
The Anglo-Egyptian War was over. It was 25th year since the beginning of the occupation of Egypt by the forces of British Crown, when doctor Gayer-Anderson, after joining the Army Medical Corps was sent to Egypt. In 1924, he finally retired, and stayed in Egypt, where he has devoted his life to studying of Egyptology and Oriental Arts. During this period of his life, Gayer-Anderson has created the most valuable collection of ancient artifacts of the Middle East and arranged them in the medieval Arabic house, which he bequeathed to the Egyptian Nation as the Museum.
USA: July 2014. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New-York).
The Metropolitan Museum is located in New York (USA) and it is the one of the largest art museums in the World. It was founded in 1870 by a group of American businessmen and people of art. The museum contains a large collection of artifacts, collected from all over the World, but in this report we will focus on only two historical topics - Ancient America and Ancient Egypt.
The largest man-made mound in Europe, mysterious Silbury Hill compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian Pyramids. It is located near Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is a part of the Neolithic complex, located around Avebury, which includes the Avebury Ring and West Kennet Long Barrow, which we had already described in our previous Chapters. The original purpose and significance of this ancient monument, built around 4 750 years ago - still remains unknown...
GREAT BRITAIN: July 2014. Waylands' Smithy Long Barrow.
Wayland's Smithy is an atmospheric historic site situated approximately 2km along the Ridgeway from the Uffington White Horse. A Neolithic chambered long barrow, it was once believed to have been the habitation of the Saxon smith-god Wayland.
Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. Unique amongst megalithic monuments, Avebury contains the largest stone circle in Europe, and is one of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain.
Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, located 23 miles (37 km) south of Bristol. Glastonbury attracts people with its myths and legends, related to the Holy Grail and King Arthur. In some Arthurian literature Glastonbury is identified with the legendary island of Avalon.