Archaeology / Cultural Heritage / History

[Archaeology] [twocolumns]

Anthropology / Human Evolution / Linguistics

[Anthropology] [twocolumns]

Palaeontology / Palaeoclimate / Earth Sciences

[Palaeontology] [twocolumns]

Evolution / Genetics / Biology

[Evolution][twocolumns]

Russian archaeologists unearth ancient Greek settlement in Crimea peninsula


Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences Archaeology Institute have discovered a previously unknown ancient Greek settlement in eastern Crimea, Chairman of the State Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Yefimov, told TASS on Friday.

Russian archaeologists unearth ancient Greek settlement in Crimea peninsula
Credit: РИА Новости/Артем Креминский


"Researchers from the RAS Institute of Archaeology uncovered a new ancient Greek settlement during their excavation near Kerch, which preliminary dates back to the 4th-3rd century BC, a period when the Bosporan Kingdom was flourishing. This is an important finding not just for Crimea but for all of Russia," Yefimov added.

Russian archaeologists unearth ancient Greek settlement in Crimea peninsula
Credit: РИА Новости/Артем Креминский


He also noted that the community, called Manitra, occupied an area of roughly 5,000 square metres. The outpost consists of an estate-like residential area and a domestic zone, made up of livestock pens and middens.

Russian archaeologists unearth ancient Greek settlement in Crimea peninsula
Credit: Alexei Pavlishak/TASS
Yefimov also said that a necropolis was found near the settlement, which hadn’t been ransacked, meaning there might be worthy findings.

Source: TASS [November 09, 2018]

TANN

Post A Comment
  • Blogger Comment using Blogger
  • Facebook Comment using Facebook
  • Disqus Comment using Disqus

No comments :


Exhibitions / Travel

[Exhibitions] [bsummary]

Natural Heritage / Environment / Wildlife

[Natural Heritage] [list]

Astronomy / Astrobiology / Space Exploration

[Universe] [list]