Pyotr Kozlov

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Date of Birth: 03/11/1863

Age: 71

Place of birth: Dukhovshchina

Citizenship: Russia


In 1907, he met with the Dalai Lama XIII, who left Tibet on call Qin court, and at the time of the meeting with Kozlov was in Urga.

During the Mongol-Sichuan expedition (1907-1909 gg.), Kozlov discovered the remains of the dead Tangut city of Hara-Hoto. During the excavations conducted in Hara-Hoto spring of 1909, it was discovered a library, consisting of the largest in the Tangut language body of texts (the number of about 2,000 rolls). Among them - unique works of Buddhist literature, previously unknown and have no parallels in other languages. At the moment, the main corpus brought Kozlov in Russia, kept in St. Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts.

His last expedition to Mongolia and Tibet 1923-1926 years (Mongol-Tibetan) was unsuccessful. Due to the political intrigue, he had not managed to get out of Urga. Forced to focus on the study of Mongolia, P. Kozlov decides excavation mounds Hun aristocracy (end of the 1st century BC -... The beginning of 1 century AD...) In the Noin-Ula (Noin Ulinskie mounds). Opening burials culminated in new scientific discoveries of world significance.

Moving away from scientific work, Peter Kozlov lived alternately in a village near Novgorod in his apartment in Leningrad. He died of sclerosis of the heart in a sanatorium in Peterhof. He was buried in Leningrad at the Smolensk Lutheran Cemetery.

Address memorial museum-apartment PK Kozlov in St. Petersburg Smolny prospect, 6 sq. M. 32, tel .: (812) 710-03-50. Open to individual visitors on Thursdays from 12 to 16 hours.

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