Museum of gold opens in Berezovsky
According to Vladimir Bykodorova, the deputy director general of the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum, there has never been a museum in Berezovsky before. The artifacts related to gold mining were located in an old house of a local merchant and had never been repaired, E1.ru reports.
"In the end, about four years ago, he collapsed the roof, since the museum is no longer working, and all the artifacts were taken to Yekaterinburg, the fund regional museum," Bykodorova said, according to E1.ru.
The museum will be given an overhaul in 2012, which will be allocated from the budget of approximately $637,000.
"Berezovsky is rightly considered the birthplace of Russian gold," the museum's press service said, according to E1.ru. "It is here in the spring of 1745 that peasant Erofei Markov, near the confluence of the rivers and Berezovka Pyshma, found Russia's first gold ore."
According to Bykodorov, the visitors will witness the display of tools for digging gold, archival photography and everything else associated with the mining of gold. A new exhibition at the museum will cost approximately $160,000.
"Visitors can learn all about our gold: What is it, when they became engaged in the region, as well as see the world-famous works of art made of gold," Bykodorov said, according to E1.ru. "It will be high-quality copies of other materials - for example, the mask of Tutankhamen and (more)."
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