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Physics will help to determine the exact age of the finds from the excavations of the ancient city of Phanagoria

On the Taman Peninsula began a new season Phanagorian expedition

The exact age of artifacts found at the site of the ancient city of Phanagoria in the Krasnodar region, will help determine the scientists of the national research centre “Kurchatov Institute”. In the joint work of physicists and archaeologists will be used only in Russia resonant circular particle accelerator – a synchrotron, told TASS the head of the Phanagorian archeological complex expedition Vladimir Kuznetsov.

“The representatives of the Kurchatov Institute will participate in the work of the expedition – it is possible that on the site. Using different physical hardware, for example, Russia’s only synchrotron, it is possible to determine the age and composition of the artifacts, structure of matter, the origin of the material from which are made coins, utensils or weapons,” he said.

According to Kuznetsov, similar studies of archaeological finds outsales a few institutions in the world. “In this regard Phanagorian expedition, Russia’s only multidisciplinary, it becomes even more advanced,” – said the Agency interlocutor. Continue reading

The ancient city of Phanagoria

Phanagoria was a major Greek colony, which was located on the Taman Peninsula, on the shore of Kerch Strait. Now the ruins of the former Phanagoria is located near the village of hay in the Krasnodar region.

The history of the Phanagoria has almost 27 centuries. Residents of the city of TEOS fleeing from the enemy armies of the Persian king Cyrus captured the city, decided to find another place to live. One part of settlers led by Panagora went to the Taman Peninsula, where after a time, about 542 BC, they founded the city state of Phanagoria.

In ancient Phanagoria looked like a typical ancient Greek city, which was built according to the classical canons of town planning. He was surrounded by strong fortified walls, cobbled streets and squares housed bronze and marble statues, there were a number of wells lined with stone. In the Central part of the city were temples, a theatre, public buildings and rich private houses. On the outskirts of Phanagoria had even a quarter of the potters, which was called Ceramics. Continue reading

The Krasnodar historical-archaeological Museum

The main regional Museum of Krasnodar Krai, was founded in 1879 by local historian Eugene Felitsynym in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city — the mansion Barsukova. To date, the total number of the exhibits of the Museum over 400 000.

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Krasnodar state historical and archaeological Museum-reserve them. E. D. Felitsyna 45.025158. 38.972179 Main regional Museum of Krasnodar Krai, was founded in 1879 by local historian Eugene Felitsynym in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city – the mansion Barsukova. To date, the total number of the exhibits of the Museum over 400 000. The Krasnodar state historical and archaeological Museum them. Felicina Continue reading

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