Azov museum

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The principal landmark of the ancient town of Azov. It’s main attraction is the historical, archaeological and palaeontological open-air museum, which has many unique exhibits, all found in the course of digs around Azov. Moving from room to room, you can picture life in the ancient world as exemplified by a single town. In the palaeontology section, you will find the remains of prehistoric relatives of elephants, rhinos and giraffes: the Deinotherium, steppe mammoth, Caucasus Elasmotherium (giant rhinoceros) and Azov giraffe. The Treasures of Eurasian Nomads exhibition is dedicated to the culture of the Scythians and Sarmatians. There are rooms which describe the times when Azov was part of the Golden Horde and the Ottoman Empire, and those which depict the last three centuries, from Peter the Great to modern times. All of the exhibits include detailed descriptions, a large number of artefacts, costumes, weapons, reconstructions and interactive screens featuring displays such as the organisation of Azov Fortress during the Russo-Turkish War.