Archaeologists will resume excavations in the fortress of Koporye after 40 years break
«Archaeological excavations will resume in the summer of 2018 in the medieval fortress of Koporye in the Leningrad region, where the archaeological expeditions have not worked for about 40 years. A group of Russian and French volunteers will come to Koporye in July and August 2018, to investigate fortress walls under the guidance of the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences,» the message says.
The expedition is organised with the assistance of the All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Monuments. Vladimir Lapshin, the director of the IHMC RAS, noted, that the expedition faces a double task — on the one hand, to explore the ancient fortress, on the other — to draw public attention to its critical condition.