- Saint Petersburg
Zlata Alexandrovna Lvova (1930-18.12.2012)
— Senior Researcher at the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Candidate of Historical Sciences, archaeologist.
Zlata Lvova was born in 1930 in an intelligent family. Her father, Alexander Ivanovich Lvov, was a graduate of the Leningrad Railway Institute (LIIZhT), and her mother, Galina Vladimirovna, worked as a microbiologist.
After graduating from high school in Lvov, she entered the Faculty of History of Leningrad State University, from which she graduated in 1953. Then she studied at the graduate school of the State Hermitage. In 1962 she became a candidate of historical sciences.
Lvova has written more than 70 scientific papers, published both at home and abroad.
Lvova is considered a leading specialist in the history and culture of the Bulgars.
The largest specialist in the study of medieval glass beads. Zlata Lvova considered beads to be one of the elements of commodity exchange, and thus, according to the finds of beads, trade routes can be studied. ZA Lvova represented the triple exchange of goods in the form of a closed ring: "beads and other goods - furs, furs - silver, silver - beads and other goods." Lvova also studied other glass products. Thus, Lvova paid attention to the history of the economy.
Played a significant role in Khazar studies including data from the Bulgarian chronicle of Bakhshi Iman "Dzhagfar tarihi", which Lvova considered a reliable source. Based on this chronicle, Lvova clarified the genealogy of the Khazar kings and kagans, the history of the adoption Judaism Khazars, studied the city Sarkeland studied history Civil war in the Khazar Khaganate.
She has been a senior researcher at the Department of Archeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia of the State Hermitage Museum. She worked in the Hermitage of Lvov for more than 50 years, for more than 30 years she was the main curator "Treasures of Khan Kubrat".
Zlata Lvova passed away on December 18, 2012.
From the memories of Zlata Lvova
... “On December 18, 2012, at the age of 83, Zlata Alexandrovna Lvova left this life, for peers and friends, just Lyalya. The legendary Lyalya Lvova. Hermitage employee, candidate of historical sciences, archaeologist, Sarkelka, student of M.I. Artamonov. In Pskov she worked with G.P. Grozdilov and V.D. Beletsky. The largest specialist in the study of medieval glass beads. And just a very nice, friendly and helpful person.”…