Tag: UA – Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora

Ancient Greek City of Chersonesus in Crimea Founded 2,500 Years Ago; Patricia Claus; Greek Reporter

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The UNESCO – listed city of Chersonesus, located on the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula was an ancient Greek colony.

Source: Ancient Greek City of Chersonesus in Crimea Founded 2,500 Years Ago

Unesco report reveals extent of Russian threat to Crimean heritage; Sophia Kishkovsky; Art Newspaper

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Source: The Art Newspaper – International art news and events

From Scythians To Goths: ‘Looting’ Russia Strikes Gold Digging Up Crimean Antiquities; Michael Scollon; RFERL

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New illegal excavations at Chersonese in occupied Crimea as Russia tries to rewrite history; Halya Coynash; Human Rights in Ukraine

The Russian occupation authorities have resumed illegal excavations at Tauric Chersonese near Sevastopol, the site of an ancient city which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Source: New illegal excavations at Chersonese in occupied Crimea as Russia tries to rewrite history – Human Rights in Ukraine

Russia methodically destroys and removes cultural treasures from occupied Crimea; Elina Sulyma; CNA

Ukraine – Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora

KIEV (QHA) – According to information from the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, prior to the Russian occupation of Crimea, on the territory of the peninsula there were 6 large historical and cultural preserves, including the Tauric Chersonese National Preserve in Sevastopol, the Alupka State Palace-Park Museum-Preserve Complex, the Bakhchysarai State Historical and Cultural Preserve and others.

Also in the Crimea there were 54 museums, including 35 state and municipal ones in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and 5 in Sevastopol, where more than 1.2 million main exposition items, about 400 thousand scientific and auxiliary items and more than 2 million archival materials (documents and audiovisual materials) were preserved.

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Crimea Letter: History latest battleground in disputed Crimea; Daniel McLaughlin; Irish Times

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Ukraine and Russia in tug-of-war over Scythian gold and other ancient treasures…

Source: Crimea Letter: History latest battleground in disputed Crimea

Crimean Transition Puts Future of UNESCO Sites in Doubt; D Garrison Golubock; Moscow Times

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The Culture Ministry will consult with the Foreign Ministry’s branch of the UNESCO secretariat to discuss the best way to protect the UNESCO heritage sites in Crimea during the ongoing governmental transition, RIA Novosti reported.

Source: Crimean Transition Puts Future of UNESCO Sites in Doubt

Texas Archaeologist’s Research Lands Ukrainian Ruins on UNESCO Heritage List; Sputnik News

Photo: Igor Mikhalev

Source: Texas Archaeologist’s Research Lands Ukrainian Ruins on UNESCO Heritage List

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