In Crimea it is known about 5 thousand archaeological monuments, and expeditions it is annually spent nearby 30, approximately 20 from them spend the Russian high schools and scientific institutions. Every year sensational finds are made. Not less sensations cause also "opening" of customs service and Service bezopasnoti Ukraine: scope of black archeology is that that in hands of buyers frequently there are values on the whole museum.
Your interest to history and quite clear thirst to find a treasure should not lead to a criminal offence. I wish to warn at once that to struggle against robbers of ancient tombs in Crimea now apply and desantirovanie from helicopters, and fire from automatic machines on defeat. At all do not buy gold or silver products from ancient tombs, and also awards of times of the Crimean war or the Great Patriotic War. Serious term can be received and for storage of the weapon of times of the Great Patriotic War, after all it find and in an operating condition.
However, “if it is impossible, but very much it would be desirable - that is possible”. Really, now there are ample opportunities for collectors and even more ample opportunities for kladoiskatelej (if you hand over the finds to the state and to be photographed with gold and silver relics, and also with the weapon - any problem). You can quite collect a collection of stone and bone tools of the primitive person, antique and medieval bronze and ceramics on a lawful basis and even to take out, having obtained the permit in the Ministry of culture of Crimea. Details specify in the Crimean regional customs +38(0652) 54-56-31.
Well now one after another:
Excavation on places of battles conducts search associations. Strongest of them are in Kerch and Sevastopol, in these areas to these tens (and can hundreds) thousand Soviet, German, Italian, Romanian soldiers and officers are not buried. Finds of soldier's counters represent huge value for families of victims, questions of inheritance, privileges and to that similar. To leave on contacts to searchers it is necessary through departments and managements on affairs of youth of local executive committees and through local military registration and enlistment offices. Children usually live in camps, work in the summer on a vacation. In camp tens groups from the different countries gather;
special excursions with metal detectors on places of the most bloody battles of 19 centuries - Alminsky and Balaklavsky - will be organised by the Yalta and Sevastopol branch of Intourist. The finds which are not representing to national value: bullets, splinters of shells, buttons from uniforms and other - quite honourable souvenirs. Well and from cost of the treasure which has been handed over to the state, it is possible to receive the fourth part of its cost. Considering that somewhere at Balaklavy the monthly salary of the whole English army is based in gold coins.... - it will not be small!
excavation of antiquities any expedition which incorporating representatives of the state scientific institutions or museums and has obtained the permit in the Crimean republican committee on protection of monuments now can conduct. That is basically all amateur associations and in general all wishing to participate in excavation now have such possibility!
The Most simple variant which is not demanding preliminary work with documents and any registration - the Hersonessky national museum reserve (Sevastopol +38 (0692) 55-02-78, 24-13-69, 24-14-15) invites to work on summer expeditions of all interested persons. For work on expeditions on cave cities it is necessary to contact the Bakhchsarai state istoriko-archaeological reserve - +38(06554) 4-74-81, 4-28-81). Expedition on Mangupe is especially interesting, many groups of students and schoolboys already took part in it of Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Germany and other countries. But the most sensational finds during last seasons does speleotsentr "Onyx-round" on an obsidional well of the cave city of Chufut-kale. Here, by the way, a remarkable example of that the private concern also has extracted an invaluable material for a science, and has created highly remunerative tourist object.
Large universities of Russia have in Crimea constant bases archaeological an expert, for example, the Moscow university many long years is engaged in excavation on an antique site of ancient settlement the Seagull at Evpatoria. If you have an interest to archeology, to begin with contact high schools and historical associations near to your residence.
Very interesting expeditions will be organised at coast of Northwest Crimea and Kerch strait, these are settlements of antique time both ancient Greeks, and Scythians. They are good first of all that are at the sea so wearisome (but rather grasping and raising) work on raskope is finished by bathing and rest on an excellent beach. Such tent camp local authorities and Ukraine are extremely popular in schoolboys, and, and Russia, as a rule, pay to children and a trip, and a food. At least the ten expeditions for work and rest of children's groups can offer specially created by archeologists of Crimea fund “Heritage of millenia” (+38(0652) 27-65-20), it lets out also colourful booklets and the scientific literature by results of excavation.