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Chersonesos was an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2500 years ago in the southwestern part of the Crimea, known then as the 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.

The ruins were excavated by the Russian government from 1827. They are today a popular tourist attraction, protected by the state as an archaeological park.

The buildings mix influences of Greek, Roman and Byzantine culture.

On this picture You can see the defensive wall which is hundreds of meters long. Buildings include Roman amphitheatre and a Greek temple.

The weather was excellent :) I recommend Crimea for a holidays!

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Additional Photos by Patryk Moriak (patriik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 10 N: 360] (1935)
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