“The real Peter’s place” – the fate of the Okhtinsky cape was discussed at St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Round table “Landskrona, Nevskoe Ustye, Nyenskans in the history of Russia. A View from the 21st Century”dealing with the destiny of the Okhtinsky Cape, took place on June 3 in the framework of the popular science program of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Discussions in the house of N.P. Likhachev”. Historians, archaeologists and museum experts from St. Petersburg and Vyborg took part in its work.

The main task of the meeting is to acquaint the audience with the history of the Okhtinsky Cape as an object of cultural heritage of Russia, as well as to discuss its cultural and historical significance for St. Petersburg in the 21st century.

This issue attracts the attention of not only specialists, but also everyone who cares about the destiny of St. Petersburg and its cultural, historical and geographical landscape. The study of archival documents reveals new facts. Material evidence of various eras that left their mark on the Okhta Cape may reveal possible future archaeological excavations. But already now we can speak with confidence about the colossal significance of this territory for the study of the history of the Neva lands and St. Petersburg, founded by the will of Peter the Great.

The reports delivered at the round table thoroughly examined different historical periods, which have manifested in different objects of the Okhtinsky cape.

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