Taurica

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It was organised by the State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese and the Nobiliary Assembly of the Crimea using private funds.
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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.
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'.
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