Taurica

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Taurica

 

(or Taurika), the ancient name for the southern portion of the Crimea, derived from the name of the Tauri. According to Herodotus, Táurica included the area from Cercinitis (Evpatoriia) to the Skalistyi (Kerch’) Peninsula.

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It was organised by the State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese and the Nobiliary Assembly of the Crimea using private funds.
We invite [Ukrainian Ambassador Boris] Mr Humeniuk to visit our exhibition at any time convenient for him, where we will proudly share information about the history and the modern life of the Museum-reserve "Tauric Chersonese".
For example, Nicholas bore proud and sonorous titles: 'Nicholas II, by God's grace, Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar of Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod, Kazan, Astrakhan, Siberia, the Tauric Chersonese, Georgia, Lord of Pskov, Grand Duke of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, Prince of Esthonia, Livonia, Courland, and Semigallia, Samogitia, Bielostok, Karelia, Tver, Yougoria, Perm, Viatka...
Four of these were Crimean museums--the Tavrida Central Museum in Simferopol, the Kerch Historical and Cultural Preserve in Kerch, the Bakhchisaray History and Culture State Preserve of the Republic of Crimea in Bakhchisaray and the National Preserve of 'Tauric Chersonesos' in Sabastopol--and there was one museum in Kiev, the National Museum of History.
2010) (providing a background on the history of Ukraine and Crimea, where in, ancient times, Crimea's southern region (then referred to as the Tauric Peninsula) was colonized by the Greek and Roman Empires.
It is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, including: the Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora; Saint-Sophia Cathedral and related monastic buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra; L'viv - the Ensemble of the Historic Centre; and the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans.
Plautius Silvanus, Tauric Chersonesos and classis Moesia.' Dacia 50:85-92.
It would have been appropriate in this context to discuss the background of the tauric cult throughout the Mediterranean world (Apis, Baal, Zeus--who kidnaps Europa in the form of a bull).
The wooden image there they say is that which once Orestes and Iphigeneia stole from out of the Tauric land, and the Lacedaemonians say it was brought to their land because there also Orestes was king...
Not only is it identical with the famous Tauric statue (which had figured in Euripides' play Iphigeneia in Tauris) but it is linked through Orestes with the place in which it now receives worship.
In this case, to get around the Cyprus government objections it is planning to change the name Crimean House in the European Union to the 'Club of Tauric Chersonese Friends'.