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Happy Olbia or the ancient city on the Black sea

On the banks of the Dnieper-bug estuary in ancient times (to be exact – in the 6th century BC) landed Greek settlers from Miletus founded the ancient city of Olbia, which existed for a thousand years!

The ancient city of Olbia

In my opinion, I wouldn’t do Olvia predajem Odessa and the Chersonese is not predajem of Sevastopol. And if today you can not magically create any decoupage, only to get materials to the in history we have to contemplate the little that was left and try to preserve this heritage. But here, in General, it will be a different story.

So, this ancient city was one of the 4 largest ancient colonies of the black sea region, as its economic and cultural center: conducted trade fabrics, jewels, grains and fish, was in Athens sea Union. The city was besieged by the troops of Alexander the great, Olivia and the province of the Roman Empire.

The type of government policy was the democratic slave-owning Republic, in which civil rights empowered women, foreigners, slaves and semi-free populations. During the heyday in Olbia there were about 25 thousand inhabitants. In the walls of the city were the temples, and craft shops, and shopping districts, and homes, was even its own currency – bronze aces, which visiting merchants-the merchants and the guests were Oliveolive to change their silver and gold. Continue reading

The ancient city of Miletus

Tourists in Turkey can visit the ancient city of Miletus Ionia. You can get here by public transport from the towns of Altinkum Accou or Are Balat. You can even book a tour from Moscow for a honeymoon in Turkey, which will include a trip to Miletus. According to the descriptions of Herodotus, it was founded by Carians, but was subsequently captured by the Ionians. The city flourished in 6-7 century BC. Miletus is the largest sea port. Also, the town was the centre of science. Here was Thales of Miletus, who studied a solar Eclipse. The name Anaximander is due the invention of the globe. Here was founded the Milesian school of philosophy. It was in Miletus occurrences created by the first form of the Greek alphabet. The names of the mathematician Pythagoras and of the historian Herodotus also associated with Miletos. The layout of the streets of the ancient city is somewhat like today’s modern cities. The architect Hippocam for the first time in the practice of urban development has proposed to first pave main streets, and from them secondary. Continue reading

Excavations in the estate of Sophia of Kyiv and Vyshhorod of the National reserve

This year the students of our Institute was fortunate to host the summer archeological practice in the National reserve Sophia of Kyiv and Vyshgorod historical and cultural reserve.

In the study area in the upper town was found a ceramic complex of the XI century. According to archaeologists, in the XI century. on the territory of 5-6 ha here were 250-300 hearths. In sectors where horns were found had been excavated fragments of ceramic products. A collection of ceramics reaches thousands of fragments and complete products. A special place deserve the finds from the brands masters, finds the ornament.

In one of the sectors was found a garbage pit with fragments of pottery. Under which it was subsequently discovered the burial of a male radnog period of the tenth century. Under the weight of the soil the lower jaw have disappeared, but all the teeth are preserved in amazingly good condition.

A significant proportion of students historians, who interned scored great successes also in the National reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”. Where did a large amount of work to establish historical facts. The current excavation was carried out in a new place, where not been subject to any archaeological research. Continue reading

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Happy Olbia or the ancient city on the Black sea
On the banks of the Dnieper-bug estuary in ancient times (to be exact – in the 6th century BC) landed Greek settlers from Miletus founded the ancient city of Olbia,…

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