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First Chief Archeologist of Moscow Retires
10.03.2009 14:28
First Chief Archeologist of Moscow Retires

Alexander Veksler, the first chief archeologist in the history of Moscow has retired, the RIA Novosti reports.
      Mr. Veksler became the chief archeologist in 1998; until that time there was no such a post in Moscow. Alexander Veksler is one of the most famous researchers of the past of the Russian capital.
      During the period of work of Alexander Veksler and his Moscow Archeological Research Centre the archeologists found the earliest image of the citys patron St. George the Victorious, a fragment of the unique wall of Beli Gorod (White Town), and the wall of Kitai Gorod.
      It still remains unknown who is going to be appointed the new chief architect of Moscow.


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