A genie appoints himself as the angelic conscience of a duplicitous merchant. The son of a fencing master fights swords with words and words with swords. The gauntlet of a wizard knight crawls through the palace chapel at night. The elusive Anika the Warrior fills mercenaries with terror.
And finally, Death himself offers Peter a chance to play in the Last Game. The plot of each novelette relates to a country to which Peter travels: Poland, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, and the Asian world with its florid tales and customs. Cassandra, Khoma Brut, the Borgia, Vlad Tepes, and Michelangelo are characters of alternative history Peter meets during his travels from one country to another one.
Together with Peter, you can visit the radiance of Venice, the evil Black Wallachia, the cursed island Montecristo, and the free town of Guldenberg. Each place has its stories and miracles And skeletons hidden in the closet. From to the book was published six times Moscow, Russia. The cover illustration was done by Vladimir Bondar Ukraine. The cover design and book trailer were developed by Bronya Gromova Ukraine.
The edition includes 45 inside black-white illustrations by Alexander Semiakin Ukraine. Oldie's novel "Magioso" alternate history, urban fantasy, Russia in the beginning of XX century; 2 volumes in one book is out of print in Russian in hard cover! Petersburg, ! Oldie co-authors duet got the Black Belt 1st degree in Goju Ryu style. Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe.
Death offers Peter a new lute and new life. In exchange, the lutenist has to forget his current lute and himself. What is the end of this lethal game? The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. Now for the first time in English! There are always three Storetzes that live in the village of Yablonez.
If a fourth one is born, one of the original three has to die. If a Storetz likes someone, this person will be lucky and happy. Historical adventure and poetic fantasy, horror, demons, Hell, some irony; Medieval Europe. Photo: From Vladimir Gorodnjanski, He is not a professional archaeologist, but takes a very great interest in it.
Dubravskaja school, at which Vyacheslav Kramskoy teaches. Since the year , every August he organises, together with archaeologists from Voronezh, an archaeological dig using a camp of schoolchildren from his school and surrounding areas. The school students come from different villages, live at the camp in tents, and help to dig out archaeological objects. It seems to me that there are many people in the world who are like Vyacheslav Kramskoy.
They are, perhaps, archaeological amateurs as seen by "experts" but they are doing wonderful work in discovering things about our past. One should remember that the word "amateur" is derived from the word for love. In the Boguchar area in there were short but intensive fights between the Russian troops and the German invaders. Photo: Source unknown, via Vladimir Gorodnjanski, These are artillery shells, probably from a 45 calibre cannon, a fieldpiece which was widespread in those days, around Photo: by Vyacheslav Kramskoy, via Vladimir Gorodnjanski, The barrows have been repeatedly plundered, but these important graves have been discovered.
A Jet stone in a gold setting, made in the Ostrogozhsk area. Vyacheslav Kramskoy in excavated a site near Ostrogozhsk close to Kostenki from the Scythian time. Mammoth tooth and tusk from Boguchar.
The mammoth was found on the edge of Zalimana village in the quarry of a brick-works. The remains are in the Boguchar museum and in the Dubrovka village museum. Map showing the place near Boguchar where the mammoth was found, and a photograph of the area. The wall of the brickworks quarry where the mammoth was found, and a map showing the extent of the quarry. Photographs of the general area around the brickworks quarry, and the small nearby village of Zalimana.
From the village of Filonovo - a casual find of a high quality piece of flint used as a core to make blades, displayed in the Voronezh Museum. On the right from the Voronezh area, also displayed in the Voronezh museum, some beautifully made blades, narrow and long, also casual finds. Note the late palaeolithic sites close to and inside the Arctic circle.
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Grichuk Map of the archaeology of part of the Don River near Boguchar, south of Kostenki, and a topological map of the Boguchar area. The map on the left is from part of the display of the Museum in Boguchar.
Panorama looking eastwards, of the Don River. The photograph is taken from "Hill ", showing the village of Borshevo on the left of the photograph. This point is about five kilometres south of Kostenki, with Kostenki upstream to the left of the hill in the panorama. The point from which it was taken may be seen on the google earth image above. The bridge to the right of the photo is not yet in service, and will be one of the few ways of getting across the Don River in this area. Photo: Vladimir Gorodnjanski, and Google Earth.
This archaeological site "Tereshkovskiy shaft", discovered in , aged from to years BC, is located 2. It consists of a crescent dune on the right bank of the Don. On the surface fragments of ceramics, silicon and quartz artefacts have been collected. Panorama looking across the Don River to the east, near Galijovka.
Boguchar Museum. These axes have been drilled to accept a haft of wood or bone. This would have taken much labour, and because rock does not take tension well, failure of the stone at the drill hole is inevitable with very heavy use. However the better attachment of the handle to the axe makes the operation well worth while, even if the axe does break sometimes.
Note that the broken axe on the left appears to have been rolled in a stream, since the fracture has been rounded after the axe broke. This is an excellent display of various types of stone tools in the Boguchar Museum. Panorama of river flats in the Don River Valley, not far from Boguchar and the village of Tereshkovo. Taken from a vantage point about forty metres above the extensive oxbow meander system characteristic of this part of the Don River, looking towards the south.
It is productive agriculturally because of the good soil, flat land and plentiful water. The hills in the distance are about eighty metres high, and border the Don River. Maps showing the position from which the panorama was taken. Sign in Boguchar Museum showing the occupation history of the southern Russian steppes.
The rivers are shown in blue, the international borders in light brown, and important cities of with a black circle. The capital of the Golden Horde, Sarai is shown with a gold star. The principality of Moscow is shown as a dependency, in light yellow, of the Golden Horde as are the Genoa colonies in the Crimea.
At its peak the Golden Horde's territory included most of European Russia from the Urals to the Carpathian Mountains, extending east deep into Siberia. The appellation Golden is believed to have come from the steppe color system for the cardinal directions : black - north, blue - east, red - south, white - west, and yellow or gold - center. Skeleton in Boguchar Museum, of a Polovtsian, dating from the 9th to the 13th century A.
The skeleton was found near the Boguchar River. The pot was presumably found with or near the body, from the same era. Map of the general area in which the skeleton was found. Pot with pictogram, only just discernible on the larger image. Click on this small image to open the larger one. The pot has an uneven lip, and a simple decoration with white slip.
Large pot, compared with the pictogram pot visible in this image to the left, and in the image above. Decorated with chevron patterns and what looks like a braided pattern above that. Two pots with lips below, and a compound pot above, which has four feet and a separate depression on the side of the main pot.
The compound pot is a Censer, a ritual vessel from the catacombs cultures.