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It seemed to be founded by the settlers from Nymphaeum or Panticapaeum in the late 6th century BC, and kept its position as a city of the Bosporan Kingdom till the early 4th century AD.
The city occupied the north-eastern extremity of the cape formed by the mouth of the ancient nameless river and Cimmerian Bosporus. Its territory has probably took shape of a trapezoid area of approximately 3.5 hectares, which was almost completely hidden by seawaters at the present time, except for its small western part on the sandy crossbar, that turned the mouth of the river into the modern Yanysh Lake off the coast of the Kerch Strait.
Due to transgression of the Black Sea, which began about the middle of the 1st millennium BC, the ancientthe ancient city has got into the depth of up to 4.5 meters
Members of the expedition was lucky to find at the bottom of the sea huge tower area of 6x6 meters, thereby once served as a defensive building. About this facility became known in the 1980s, but the sand bars are not allowed to establish the exact location. The excavations have revealed evidence that it has a height of 1-1.2 m. Find well preserved and consists of rusticated blocks of enormous size. Archaeologists tell us, that a defenses of this type are not on each mound.
According to experts, in the Black Sea there is no other such historical monuments. The existence of Acre dates from the 6th century BC to the 4th century and ours. Most likely, the cause of the flooding of the city is to raise the level of the oceans. To date, found the defensive wall two meters wide and remains of ancient houses, they are quite well preserved. there are also other valuable items: coins, amphorae, arrowheads. Scientists claim that most of the ancient city of secrets yet to be disclosed, being the amazing mystery to scientists at the bottom of the sea, to which the archaeologists have not yet managed to reach.
Here is what says about this amazing historical discovery expedition leader Viktor Vahoneev: "This is one of the most neglected cities, which was part of the Bosporus state. It was discovered by accident. Only in 1981, a local high school student, walking through this spit of sand, has found more than 150 ancient coins. Then it turned out that it blurred the cultural layers of the ancient city. And since 1981, there began to work the first underwater archaeological expedition. "
reply to post by rickymouse
they are : classical greek collumns
reply to post by Flavian
Yes it's just a thing of the popular imagination also for myself, but as you say the Black Sea is very important for future underwater archaeology due to the way it preserves so well natural materials and containing many intact submerged vessels and sites and cities.