Chairman of the State Agency of Ukraine for Tourism and Resorts Olena Shapovalova during his massage at the meeting of the General Assembly of the UNWTO said that thanks to the support of Taleb Rifai the Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) included two Ukrainian cultural objects - ancient city of Chersonesos
Taurian and wooden churches in the Carpathian region of Ukraine and Poland to the UNESCO World heritage Site.
CHERSONESOS IS AN ENORMOUS, ANCIENT RUIN alongside the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol, on the shores of the Black Sea.
To archaeologists like Adam Rabinowitz, from Texas University's Institute of Classical Archaeology, the soubriquet for Chersonesos, 'the Russian (or Ukrainian) Pompeii', is well deserved.
But the most important feature of Chersonesos is that it's probably the best place to study ancient farming.
The gravestones at Chersonesos have an added advantage.
Classical Greek civilization, famous for its portrayals of the human body, didn't use its favourite art-form to commemorate the dead in Chersonesos.
At talks held by Texas University at Chersonesos, one local archaeologist was eagerly quizzing anthropological expert Rennata Henneberg about evidence of 'racial' differences between the bones of Greek colonists and those belonging to local tribes.