Ancient Taurica

Tauria is an ancient name for the Crimean peninsula. In the early Iron Age, Crimea was settled by two groups: the Tauri in southern Crimea, and the Scythians. The origins of the Tauri, from which the classical name of Crimea as Taurica or Tauris arose, are unclear. They are possibly a remnant of the Cimmerians displaced by the Scythians. The Greeks, who established colonies in Crimea , regarded the Tauri as a savage, warlike people.
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For two thousand years Chersonese was a major political, economic and cultural center of the northern Black Sea region. At present, the ruins of the city are located in Gagarin district of Sevastopol city, Ukraine

For two thousand years Chersonese was a major political, economic and cultural center of the northern Black Sea region. At present, the ruins of the city are located in Gagarin district of Sevastopol city, Ukraine

Chersonesus is an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula, known then as Taurica. The colony was established in the 6th century BC by settlers from Heraclea Pontica.  The ancient city is located on the shore of the Black Sea at the outskirts of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine, where it is referred to as Khersones. It has been nicknamed the "Ukrainian Pompeii" and "Russian Troy".

Chersonesus is an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula, known then as Taurica. The colony was established in the 6th century BC by settlers from Heraclea Pontica. The ancient city is located on the shore of the Black Sea at the outskirts of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine, where it is referred to as Khersones. It has been nicknamed the "Ukrainian Pompeii" and "Russian Troy".

Head of Iphigenie Taurica. Fresco from Magdalensberg, Carinthia, Austria. This capital of Celtic Noricum was a centre of steel and iron trade with Rome and Roman merchants settled there even before all of Noricum became a Roman province in 45 CE.   Landesmuseum fuer Kaernten, Klagenfurt, Austria

Head of Iphigenie Taurica. Fresco from Magdalensberg, Carinthia, Austria. This capital of Celtic Noricum was a centre of steel and iron trade with Rome and Roman merchants settled there even before all of Noricum became a Roman province in 45 CE. Landesmuseum fuer Kaernten, Klagenfurt, Austria

The ancient city of Chersonesos in Crimea Chersonesos. The ancient city is located on the shore of the Black Sea at the outskirts of Sevastopol in Crimea, where it is referred to as Khersones. It has been nicknamed the “Ukrainian Pompeii” and “Russian Troy”. The name “Chersonesos” in Greek means simply “peninsula”, and aptly describes the site on which the colony was established.

The ancient city of Chersonesos in Crimea Chersonesos. The ancient city is located on the shore of the Black Sea at the outskirts of Sevastopol in Crimea, where it is referred to as Khersones. It has been nicknamed the “Ukrainian Pompeii” and “Russian Troy”. The name “Chersonesos” in Greek means simply “peninsula”, and aptly describes the site on which the colony was established.

BRAURONIAN ARTEMIS. In ancient times, the country which we now call the Crimea, was known by the name of the Taurica Chersonnesus. It was colonized by Greek settlers, who, finding that the Scythian inhabitants had a native divinity somewhat resembling their own Artemis, identified her with the huntress-goddess of the mother-country.

BRAURONIAN ARTEMIS. In ancient times, the country which we now call the Crimea, was known by the name of the Taurica Chersonnesus. It was colonized by Greek settlers, who, finding that the Scythian inhabitants had a native divinity somewhat resembling their own Artemis, identified her with the huntress-goddess of the mother-country.

Tekirdag Kausia  Stele with relief of horsemen. Hellenistic period (4th century BC) in Tekirdag museum, from the region of the Greek city of Sestos in the Thracian Chersonese (sometimes ruled by Thracian kings). The inscription reads "Poseidippos son of Poludippos (has erected this stele) for Dionysophas".

Tekirdag Kausia Stele with relief of horsemen. Hellenistic period (4th century BC) in Tekirdag museum, from the region of the Greek city of Sestos in the Thracian Chersonese (sometimes ruled by Thracian kings). The inscription reads "Poseidippos son of Poludippos (has erected this stele) for Dionysophas".

Remains of the Ancient Chersonese, near Sebastopol. In the foreground are the ruins and Chersonese Bay; in the background, Fort Constantine and the entrance to Sebastopol Harbour.

Remains of the Ancient Chersonese, near Sebastopol. In the foreground are the ruins and Chersonese Bay; in the background, Fort Constantine and the entrance to Sebastopol Harbour.

Thrace, Chersonese, Hemidrachm, Chersonesos, AU(55-58), Silver, 2.43

Thrace, Chersonese, Hemidrachm, Chersonesos, AU(55-58), Silver, 2.43

Chersonesus Taurica

Seven Wonders of Ukraine

Ancient Greek colonies along the north coast of the Black Sea, Taurica (Crimea)

Ancient Greek colonies along the north coast of the Black Sea, Taurica (Crimea)

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Crimea – Undisputed Beauty in a Disputed Land

Crimean Chersonese now features as UNESCO World Heritage site

Crimean Chersonese now features as UNESCO World Heritage site

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