Experts from the Lebedev Laboratory of Archaeology, Historical Sociology and Cultural Heritage at St Petersburg University invite members of the public to take part in the attribution of artefacts found in the First Cadet Corps. Items include buttons, playing cards and cufflinks.

Since 2019, St Petersburg University has been restoring the Corner Chambers of the Alexander Menshikov Palace on the Universitetskaya Embankment. They were transferred to the Cadet Corps in the 1730s. During the work, many unique artefacts of the 18th and 19th centuries, which are of great interest to scholars, have been found.

The archaeologists from St Petersburg University invite everyone to express their views on the finds, photographs of which are given in the material. Please send your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 31 December 2020.