"House of Peter I" museum complex opens in Derbent

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Derbent, July 24, 2015. The museum complex "House of Peter I", in which the emperor stayed during his first Persian campaign, opened on Thursday July 23 in Derbent in preparation for the celebration of the 2000th anniversary of city.

The museum complex includes a house, a dug with a pavilion construction over it, a modern museum building, a monument to the emperor and a relaxation area.
"The complex was designed to become a unique center of cultural and artistic life for the residents of city and the republic, one of the most important educational sites for children and young people", - the governmental press service official told.

The concept of the museum complex implies, above all, educational functions, the formation of an active intellectual environment and the work with the local communities. The building of the museum has a lecture hall in which it is planned to carry out educational programs and workshops. Besides, there is an area in front of the museum designed for concerts and big artistic events.

According to historical evidence, during his stay in Derbent in August 1722, the lower house (dug) was built for the emperor Peter I. Later it was called "Peter’s dugout". The object was located approximately 100 meters west of the beach and consisted of two small rooms.

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