The Hermitage News

Discovery of the Lost Burial Place of Ivan Alexeyevich Stempovsky in Kerch

Published on 31 of October 2020

The State Hermitage congratulates its colleagues on a remarkable event that took place during repair and restoration work on the Great and Small Mithradates Steps, a cultural heritage site of federal importance, – the discovery of the burial place of Ivan Alexeyevich Stempovsky, governor of Kerch and Yeni-kale in 1828–32, which had been considered lost.