11.08.2022 18:00 / Narva Castle

Event overview

Venue: Narva Castle, Reconditorium Hall + online via Zoom
Language: Russian
Format: Lecture
Cost: Free (pre-registration required HERE)
NB! The lecture will take place both on-site and in the Zoom environment. Please choose the appropriate option when purchasing a ticket for the lecture. Ticket sales for the Zoom lecture end one hour before the event starts.

In June 2017, while walking his dog, a resident of Narva stumbled upon bones that appeared to him to be human. The finding was reported to the search club "Kamerad" and to the Department of Heritage Protection. After it was determined that the remains were likely much older than the time of World War II, they were handed over to the Narva Museum.

What were these skeletons? Why do archaeologists care about old graves? Why do museums preserve human remains? Are there still human remains in the Narva Museum? Where do they come from in the Narva Museum? We will discuss all these questions at the lecture.

Lecturer: Researcher at the Narva Museum Yaroslavna Nazarova, curator of the archaeological collection of the Narva Museum. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from Tallinn University, and her research interests include osteoarchaeology and the history of medicine.

This meeting is part of the lecture series of the Narva Museum's open lecture hall. Lectures take place simultaneously on-site, in the museum halls, and in the Zoom environment. The link for online participants will be sent to the email address provided upon registration, one hour before the event starts.