One of the expositions of the museum of the "Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble" State Historical Cultural Institution, which is very interesting to the visitors of all ages, is the exposition titled "The Mysterious Sea Fantasies". One can study the sea creatures there from the collection bought from the citizen of Gomel (Mrs. Lidia Fedorovna Malakhova) by the museum in 1998. The lady devoted a lot of time to collect and to study the lives of the sea and ocean inhabitants in order to bring a piece of the hidden world to the people living far from the sea.
About 20 researchers have made archeological excavations in the territory of the Gomel District for the last 100 years. They used to excavate the sites of the first people, settlements of the mid-Stone Age, of the New Stone Age, sites and sepulchers of the Bronze Age, settlements and villages of the Iron Age. Today thanks to the works of the leading Belarusian archeologist K.M. Polikarpovich the museum has a chance to exhibit the items from the oldest site on the territory of Belarus located near Berdyzh Village of Chechersk District of the Gomel Region. Ancient history of the region is illustrated by the first 4 glass cases of the exposition. During excursion it is possible to find out how the man looked like 40-10 thousand years ago, what animals used to live in the Dnieper River basin. One of cases exhibits the bones and the teeth of the mammoth and of the fleecy rhinoceros.