Russian archaeologists discovered amphorae of the III century BC in Crimea. Findings allegedly will be stored in Feodosia

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Марина ПищулинаQHA media
26 July 2019, 12:55
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
26 July 2019, 12:55

Russian archaeologists in the annexed Crimea found two antique amphoras for incense undestroyed.

The items were discovered during the study of the ancient city of Acre, which went under water after changing the level of the Black Sea on the eastern tip of the Crimean peninsula, TASS reports.

According to the Deputy Director of the Crimean Black Sea Center for Underwater Research, Viktor Vakhoneev, two juglets belong to the III century BC.

He further noted that a wooden comb was found as well, which was placed in a special solution for safety.

According to Vakhoneev, next year a decade of underwater expedition will be marked, and in the Museum of Underwater Archeology in Feodosia, where the finds are delivered, an exhibition dedicated to Acre will be opened.

The Russian expedition of archologists, which includes specialists from the State Hermitage Museum, the Black Sea Center for Underwater Research, the Institute of History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences, volunteers of the Russian Geographical Society, began in July and will complete its work on 1 August.

Excavation in the occupied Crimea by Russia is illegal. Earlier, Ukraine and Russia signed international documents that prohibit archaeological excavations in the occupied territory.

The Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine announced that it would initiate sanctions against scientific institutions that conduct illegal archaeological excavations in the occupied Crimea. The sanctions list of the Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories includes 28 scientific and museum institutions.

Earlier, Russian archaeologists discovered a cryptwhich was not plundered in the ancient necropolis Kyz-Aul in the village of Yakovenkovo ​​on the Kerch Peninsula.