Balikley's unique settlement in the Nikolaev area, belonging to Chernyakhovsk culture, perishes from hands of "black archeologists". Metal detectors and even bulldozers are used.
As reports ICTV TV channel, on a necropolis treasure-hunters dug some graves. In a citadel, which nearly two thousand years, continually fresh holes: here worked with the metal detector. On big sites robbers applied bulldozers. The stolen artifacts are of great value.
The inspectorate for protection of sights asks militia and local authorities to protect a historical place. Militiamen are ready to punish robbers, but at first they should be found. And rural officials complain that is heavy to look after an instruction which is located for some kilometers. And to officials now not to history: in area even liquidated security service of sights. The state doesn't finance excavation, and patrons the scientific archeology doesn't interest. Unless members of local public association offer the services.
The ancient settlement in steppes of the Nikolaev area - one of the few in Ukraine, belonging to Chernyakhovsk culture. It still practically isn't investigated. Legal excavation here was carried out only twice - 50 and 30 years ago. The ancient city, contrary to natural cataclysms, remained in a good shape: there are the strengthenings constructed on the Roman canons, the palace remains.