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Historical Museum

North end, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Architect:
Vladimir Sherwood (whose father was an English engineer)
Built:
1883
Style:
Russian Revival (the Eastern equivalent of the Neo-Gothic movement)


The museum was opened in 1894, to mark the coronation of Aleksander III, and was the result of a 20-year-long project to consolidate various archaeological and anthropological collections into a single museum that told the story of the history of Russia according to the latest scientific methodology. The museum holds a supremely rich collection of artifacts that tell the history of the Russian lands from the Paleolithic period to the present day.





Left: Kremlin



Far right: Kazan Cathedral



Finial: Double-headed eagle, the national symbol of Russia















Lion head door pulls


Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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