Photo Credit: Alexei Pavlishak/Russian News Agency TASS
An archaeological team from the Russian Academy of Sciences Archaeology Institute recently uncovered an ancient Greek settlement in eastern Crimea, according to a report by the Russian News Agency TASS.
Chairman of the State Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Yefimov, told TASS in November that researchers made the discovery during an excavation near Kerch — a former ancient Greek colony founded between the third and fourth centuries B.C.
“This is an important finding not just for Crimea but for all of Russia,” Yefimov added.
The chairman also said that the settlement, called Manitra, occupied an area of roughly 5,000 square meters and includes an estate-like residential area and domestic zone with livestock pens and middens.
Yefimov said that researchers also found a necropolis which might contain more valuable artifacts.
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