The travelers will solve the mystery of Mangazeya. The expedition is planned for the end of May
15:59 19 февраля 2019
Категории: News in English
The presentation of the expedition “The Mystery of Mangazeya 2019” took place in the museum of fine arts of the town Noviy Urengoy. The head of the expedition Pavel Nefyodov, the chronicler and the organizer Denis Kalinin, members of the Russian geographical society Danil Khusainov, Vitaliy Dvoryachenko and Dmitry Zhdan told about the full-scale activity dedicated to history of Yamal and Russia – reconstruction of Mangazeya Route.
In the beginning of the meeting the travelers remembered how in summer of 2018 they had conducted the reconnaissance stage of the expedition: they had overcome more than 1000 kilometers on the way of the domestic pioneers of the XVI century and made unexpected discoveries.
“Within the reconnaissance stage”, — Denis Kalinin told, — “by motor boats we reached the place on the Taz River, where the famous medieval town Mangazeya had been situated, after that along the Taz River, its tributary Khudosey we reached the mouth of the Pokalky River. From there by rubber boat we made two reconnaissance trips upstream, in the direction of the ancient Yenisei Volok (portage)”.
Then the participants of the expedition managed to study the character of the Pokalky River. As it turns out, it abounds in the large number of shoals, rocks hidden under water and even rapids after 20 kilometers from the river mouth. The expedition of 2019 will be organized with consideration of the last year’s discoveries.
“This year the company “Gazprom dobycha Yamburg” is celebrating its 35th anniversary”, Pavel Nefyodov said, “therefore, we decided to dedicate the expedition to this event. In addition to the gas-extracting company, the interregional trade-union organization “Gazprom trade union” rendered support to the expedition. Also the project “The Mystery of Mangazeya” is registered officially and taken on implementation by the regional branch of the All-Russian public organization “Russian geographical society” in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug”.
According to the information given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the service on public relations and communication with mass media of “Gazprom dobycha Yamburg”, the expedition is planned for the end of May. Within this expedition the travelers are going to reach the Yenisei Volok and to conduct archaeological exploration on its place. They also plan to go along “the route of Yerofey Khabarov” to New Mangazeya at the mouth of the Turukhan River near its confluence with the Yenisei.
The project “The Mystery of Mangazeya” has historical and ethnographic character. Among the main ideas of the expedition the participants want to tell people of Russia about beauty and uniqueness of nature of the North, to reveal the forgotten pages of history of the Russian Arctic, to popularize the most interesting geographical, natural and tourist sites of Yamal, to demonstrate the best achievements of culture of northern peoples.