Sphinx. Thinking about the meaning of history. (1987)

Documentary №50150, 3 parts, duration: 0:29:56
Production: Lennauchfilm (LNF)
Director:V. Gurkalenko
Camera operators:S.Levashov, S.Kaledin
Sound mixer:N.Shknevskaya
Other authors:Zvuk - N. Shknevskaya.


About the world of nature and its indivisible unity and the most complex relationships that have developed over the centuries, and about the mindless human activity that destroys this unity. Portrait of the famous archaeologist and historian, former director of the Hermitage B. B. Piotrovsky. Shooting in Armenia, St. Petersburg, the Hermitage. Chronicle of 20-30godov. Destruction of xp. Christ the Savior. Mayakovsky's speech, his funeral.

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Monuments of Ancient Egypt: pyramids, sphinxes, sarcophagus sculptures of pharaohs; sculptural portrait of Tutankhamun gold.

Hall of antique sculpture in the Hermitage.

Hermitage director, Academician Boris Piotrovsky in the office, in the museum.

Artistic album dedicated Patriotic War of 1812.

Portraits of heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812.

Newsreel: The anti-religious demonstrations, destruction of churches; construction of Magnitogorsk, the Dnieper.

Chronicle: B. Piotrovsky on archaeological excavations of the ancient fortress of Urartu on Karmir Blur in the Armenian SSR. Items found during the excavations.

Meeting of archaeologists in the former digs.

Reflections B. Piotrovsky of the historical process as a continuous process of cultural development.

Sound poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky, the Alexander V., Bunin, Balmont, S. Nadson.

Key words

Atheistic propaganda.
The relationship between state and religion.

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