Monument to mammoths in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia

Monument to mammoths in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia

Monument to mammoths in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia

On September 9, 2007, Khanty-Mansiysk acquired another attraction, and the townspeople got another recreation area.

In honor of the 425th anniversary of the capital of Ugra, a sculptural composition “Mammoths” was opened. The creation of this monument was timed to coincide with the 425th anniversary of the capital of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. The sculpture is located on the territory of the famous Archeopark.

Monument to mammoths in Khanty-Mansiysk at night
Monument to mammoths in Khanty-Mansiysk at night

Thanks to the People’s Artist of Russia Andrey Kovalchuk, the VNSS construction company and its head Alexander Vaisburt, the people who became the sponsors of the construction, 7 bronze figures of mammoths with a total weight of 70 tons appeared on the Samarovsky Ostanets mountain. The smallest of the herd is a mammoth, 3 meters high.
The original composition was erected on a high and convenient place for viewing, it seems that a herd of mammoths came out of the forest. Real mammoths lived here many years ago. Their bones are still found in the floodplain of the Irtysh River.

Monument to mammoths in Khanty-Mansiysk
Monument to mammoths in Khanty-Mansiysk

The sculptural composition “Mammoths” is the hallmark of the city, so this place is in great demand among tourists. People here are very fond of taking pictures in the evening, because mammoths are illuminated with all the colors of the rainbow and a very beautiful composition is obtained.
Bronze mammoths arrived in Khanty-Mansiysk from Minsk. In order not to damage the sculptures, they had to be disassembled during transportation. And then a sculptural group was assembled from individual parts.

The walking family, including representatives of several generations of mammoths, led by the oldest, a gigantic mammoth, is projected at the foot of the ridge on a fourteen-meter artificial foundation – a terrace, associated with the power of the Siberian region, directed from a solid past into a great future.

Mammoths are only part of the exhibition. In addition to them, here you can see a primitive bison, a pack of wolves, a cave bear, two woolly rhinos and the primitive people themselves. All sculptures were created in collaboration with paleontologists who made sure that the ancient inhabitants of these places look as authentic as possible.

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