Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Palace of Mithradates VI Eupator Discovered by Russian Archeologists
5.08.2009 11:57
Palace of Mithradates VI Eupator Discovered by Russian Archeologists
Mithradates VI Eupator

Ruins of the burnt down palace of the ancient king Mithradates VI Eupator have been discovered in Taman Peninsula, on the place of the old city of Phanagoria.
      
      On the site of fire archeologists also found purses with coins, and broken but otherwise well-preserved earthenware.
      
      The found coins are not a hoard: they were abandoned by the kings family and courtiers trying to escape from the fire and violence - the head of the Taman expedition Vladimir Kuznetsov says.
      
      He reminded that Phanagoria, once a Greek colonial settlement, was for several centuries the capital of the Asian part of the Bosporus state. As for Mithradates VI, he lived there about the year 63 BC. Historians assume that a rebellion broke up in the city, and the residents captured the kings daughter and four sons, and set on fire the centre of the city, including the palace, where the kings family lived.
      
      Source: izvestia.ru


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Exhibition of Aristarkh Lentulov Opens in Moscow
19.09.2014
Easter Exhibition of Antique Russian Icons Held in Moscow
23.04.2014
Bakhrushin Museum Celebrates Shakespeare's Jubilee
06.11.2014
Exhibition of Sculptor Vladimir Tsigal to be Held in Moscow
25.01.2014
Monument to Russian Avant-Garde to be Set Up in Novosibirsk
02.05.2014



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
VKontakte  Red Square  TNK-BP  Moscow  Russian business  Russian regions  Finance Ministry  Stavropol Krai  Immune Cells  Siberia  Mikhail Khodorkovsky  Central House of Artist  Konstantin Malofeev  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian visa  Baikal-Amur Mainline  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Ferdinand Wrangell  LUKoil   Priamurie  technology  The Romanovs  Zadonsk  Marina Vladi  Russian Literature  human rights in Russia  Pskov  Sergei Polonsky  Archeology  Quitrent  Gregorian  Orthodox Christianity  George Gamow  Russian tourism  international cooperation  Finds  Moscow stories  Mikhail Boyarsky  Russia-US  Russian Cinema  Elections 2012  Russian opera  Inza  Russian history  Russian Internet  animation  Russian politics  Painting  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week   military exercises 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites