Archeologist's Day (15/08)

Despite the fact that the history of Archaeologist's Day is not associated with any events and discoveries, and the holiday itself is neither state nor national, archaeologists from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine celebrate their professional holiday on August 15. By the way, in Ukraine, he received the status of the state in 2008, according to the decree of the President of the country No. 694/2008.

Archeology - (from the Greek archaios - ancient and logos - teaching) - the science of antiquities, the study of the life and culture of ancient peoples according to material monuments that have come down to us. It is a completely separate science. All historical events are established either according to written sources or according to archeological data. Very few written communications are preserved, and everyday material is sometimes more than one can imagine.

Among the famous archaeological discoveries are the ruins of the temple of Artemis of Ephesus - one of the seven wonders of the world of the ancient world; the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt; sarcophagi in the Valley of the Kings; the remains of the legendary Labyrinth - the palace of the Minotaur; a 13th-century treasure belonging to the Zapotec people; mound Kul-Oba; Chinese "Terracotta Army"; the mummy of a woman buried around 2600 BC; Australopithecus Lucy...