The Finnish Heritage Agency has opened the Ilppari reporting service for all archaeological amateur findings
Ilppari, a service intended for reporting archaeological amateur findings, has been expanded. In addition to artefacts, the service can be used to report relics on land and sites under water. Over the past two years, a total of 10,000 findings have been reported via Ilppari. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.Read more about Ilppari →
Man in the Moon
In recent years, metal detector hobbyists have unearthed several medieval pendants depicting the Man in the Moon, and these items are highly sought after by various exhibitions. Through the ages, the crescent moon has been a popular motif in jewellery, for example, and currently also features in tattoos and interior decoration.See pictures of the man in the moon →
Ancient objects from the bosom of the earth
Archaeological collections contain a variety of objects from the whole current territory of Finland as well as from the Karelia region.
Additionally, the collections contain artefacts from other lands, e.g. Russia, Egypt and Palestine.
The Archaeological Collections manages also the Archaeological Picture Collections.
Archaeological collections’s Finna search service can be used to search for, examine and in most cases also utilise the information
and digitised material of the collections any way you like.
If you cannot find the material that you are looking for, please contact the customer service