The scale of illegal archaeological excavations in the Crimea after joining to Russia has decreased, but the total destruction of the activity of "black archeologists" necessary supervision of the owners of metal detectors and the activity of the public, told Last news Deputy head of the Crimean Department of cultural heritage protection Vyacheslav Zarubin.
in Crimea currently intend to make a list of objects of archaeological heritage, where there are unauthorized excavations. These objects will be plotted on a Google Earth map. At the battle of unauthorized excavations, according to the order of the Crimean authorities, responsible regional Directorate of the Ministry of internal Affairs, FSB, the militia and the state Committee of Crimea on cultural heritage protection.
"As for the grave diggers, because they are so-called" black archeologists ", they are rearranged, " said the Agency Zarubin, noting That the decrease in the activity was affected by illicit excavations supervision imposed at checkpoints across the Crimean border.
according to his statement, in the 1-St of all it is necessary to stop the production of artifacts using metal detectors." In Ukraine it was not prohibited under Russian law, the extraction of archaeological objects older than 100 years is prohibited. For violation in addition to the fine metal detector confiscated, but then (for intruder detection) necessary assistance to the public, " the Official said.
He said That trade in ancient artifacts can go underground, and tried to convince the Residents, who witnessed illegal archaeological activity, to contact police.
The official said That even greater concern for the historical and archeological artifacts in Crimea represents the economic activity of the plants. According to him, ignoring the law, most of them are under construction, demolished the ancient barrows and burial: the Committee has already recorded two cases, it goes on trial. The exception, According to Zarubina, are the works on laying of power bridge Kuban, Crimea, which is currently under way within, where the Kerch Peninsula will be power lines: there are proper archaeological research.