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Archeologists Find Necropolis of Tanais in Rostov Region
21.09.2012 16:31
Archeologists Find Necropolis of Tanais in Rostov Region

Historians and archeologists have found a necropolis of the Old Greek town Tanais in the Rostov Region.

      In the mouth of Don River researchers have unearthed an ancient cemetery of the Old Greek town Tanais. The necropolis has been kept intact: there are 8 stone rings each 40 meters in diameter and harbouring sets of funeral vessels and furniture.

      Common people were buried there later in the side niches of the rings. Sitting at stone funeral tables relatives held funeral feasts and burned sacrificial fire. This is why there are so many fragments of split dishes here. Amphorae where adapted for this purpose by breaking off the bottom. 

      Construction of a museum building was planned there - that’s why archeologists started examining the site. The building plan will change considerably: scientists suggest restoring the ancient memorial under the roof of a big pavilion. 



Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Archeology Rostov Region Old Greece Tanais  

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