On March 13, Noosphere joined the search for the burial site of Alexander Pol in Sevastopol park of Dnipro. According to archeologists, the park could be the site of the Lazarev Сhurch. The church is considered to be the place where clergy and prominent city residents were buried. Experts believe that Alexander Pol was buried there.
Alexander Pol was a Ukrainian archeologist, ethnographer, geologist, entrepreneur, public figure and philanthropist. He studied the iron ore of Kryvyi Rih for 15 years and proved its industrial importance. In 1881, Pol contributed to the industrial development that leads to the rapid economic growth of the Katerynoslav (now Dnipro) region. He also participated in the agricultural and judicial reformation of Katerynoslav, and was its first honored citizen.
Vladimir Vernadsky, future influencer of Association Noosphere, believed we should know our history and the prominent individuals who contributed to the development of their country. He said: “… in the history of science and knowledge acquisition, the impact of a human personality is manifested as it may not do anywhere else. There can be a lot or a few of these personalities, but you can never replace the work of the mass by the work of individuals.”
As followers of Vernadsky’s theory, we are also eager to support initiatives regarding our city’s historical heritage. It was our pleasure to join the search for Alexander Pol’s burial site.
“Noosphere has a large variety of community projects, including engineering events, reconstruction of the Planetarium and the Gagarin Park in Dnipro. I strongly believe that we must give back to the lands we came from no matter where our business currently operates. I hope other entrepreneurs will follow my approach and step by step we will rebuild all of Ukraine”, said Max Polyakov, co-founder of Association Noosphere.
Mentors from the robotics technology and electronics laboratory of Noosphere Engineering School along with students of the Faculty of History of DNU named after Oles Gonchar, were given a few days to investigate the probable location of the church’s foundation using a georadar.
The geodetic radar used to search for the burial site of Alexander Pol was provided by a partner company of Association Noosphere. The device facilitates soil analysis at depths of up to 10 meters and accurately detects underground obstacles like foundations of buildings and voids. After such advanced research, the mentors will create a 3D image that will show the exact location of the Lazarev Church foundation. This enables large scale archaeological work to be more precise.