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First Chief Archeologist of Moscow Retires
6.12.2010 15:07
First Chief Archeologist of Moscow Retires
Alexander Veksler

The chief archeologist of Moscow Alexander Veksler has left his post to concentrate his attention on scientific efforts, press-service of the Committee on Cultural Heritage of Moscow informs.
      Mr. Veksler was the first chief archeologist in the history of Moscow. He held this post from 1998 as the head of Archaeological Research Center established by him.
      From 1958 he headed the Archeology Department of the Moscow History Museum.
      When working in the Committee on Cultural Heritage of Moscow he for the first time in the history of the capital assured the obligation to combine any building works in protected zones of the cultural layer with archaeological works. It helped to make the most valuable finds in Tsaritsyno, Kolomna, Zamoskvorechye, Gostiny dvor, and Lefortovo.
      In the beginning of November Alexander Veksler declared that archeological excavations in Triumphal Square will last for a year at least.
Author: Vera Ivanova


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