Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of unique artifacts Olbia

13.09.2004

13.09.2004


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Unique historical artifacts, archaeologists have discovered the ruins of the ancient Greek city-state of Olbia. Coins of the Roman Emperor Valens and burial of a Roman legionary pose new questions for scientists. and lift the veil that hid the fate of the city during the decline of the Roman Empire.

Once in the city center was seething life of the southern Black Sea coast, and today he is only interested in black archeologists and scientists. The first buildings in Olbia dated 6th century BC. In ancient times the city flourished, and that was the beginning of a new era, found out just this year.

As the «ICTV», the researchers found walls of the house, which was built on a limestone solution. This is the first building of the Roman Empire, found in Olbia. About proximity to Rome and the ancient evidence diploma legionary.

As the chief of Olbia expedition of the Institute of Archaeology NAS Krapivina Valentine, "this year found the remains of a bronze military diploma, which belonged to the Roman legionary veterans. He finished his service, received the rights of Roman citizenship, received a plot of land and stayed in Olbia. This indicates that we still do not know everything about Olbia. "

Olviopolitov reveal the secrets of life workshop and estates in the necropolis of the city. In addition to the Greek amphorae found a coin here since the Roman Emperor Valens. So in 375 traded here and got paid.

However, the most valuable wealth of Olbia under water: one third of the city flooded estuary. 17 hectares of land with houses, warehouses, harbor and cultivated fields available to archaeologists. No modern equipment for underwater exploration. However, for the "black archeologists" it's not a problem.

"We know that the amphorae from the flooded part of Olbia appeared in Odessa. And here in the tank with wetsuits diving into the water with a very powerful boat Umbria 10-15K, which was stopped on Independence Day SBU on one of the fields of amphora ", — said Krapivina.

Olbia in Greek means "happy." However, the city did not become prophetic: its residents constantly harassed disasters. And now the old city remains unhappy — say archaeologists. Olbia underwater excavations are planned, but the money they have.

10.09.2004

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