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, formerly spelled Sebastopol, city (1989 pop. 355,000), on the Crimean peninsula and the Bay of Sevastopol, an inlet of the Black Sea. From 1954 part of Ukraine (then the Ukrainian SSR), it passed to Russian control in 2014 after the occupation and annexation of
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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.
Plautius Silvanus, Tauric Chersonesos and classis Moesia.
In one of the several chronicle tales that explain how the Russian lands converted to Christianity, for example, Prince Vladimir of Kiev besieges the Greek emporium at Chersonesos.
Among their topics are community in the hinterlands of a Black Sea port, the chora of Kerkinitis, and ancient roads and land divisions in the chorai of the European Bosporos and Chersonesos.
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.
Papers also examine the chronological evidence of Scythian settlements and those in the Lower Dneiper region and of the alliance between Chersonesos and Pharnakes.