Moscow Archaeological Society

Moscow Archaeological Society

 

a scholarly society that existed from 1864 to 1922. It was involved in the study of Russia’s antiquities, the preservation of ancient monuments, and archaeological excavations. The society included the Commission for the Preservation of Monuments (from 1876), the Eastern Commission (from 1887), the Slavic Commission (from 1892), the Archaeological Commission (from 1896), and the Commission for the Study of Old Moscow (from 1909). In 1869 the society initiated the organization of archaeological conferences.

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The Moscow Archaeological Society was created in 1864 and other societies appeared afterwards; scientific societies became especially popular in the last quarter of the 19th-early 20th century.
The idea of holding congresses was first suggested in 1864 by Alexey Sergeyevich Uvarov, the Chairman of the Moscow Archaeological Society, which had been established earlier that year.
The Russian government intentionally supported archaeology; this is seen in the fact that they sponsored the archaeological congresses and their organizer, the Moscow Archaeological Society. The Moscow Archaeological Society sequentially executed directions received from the state authorities and was not ashamed to make decisions about organizing congresses and defining lists of participants by means of secret correspondence with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of National Education.