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.


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Jewish Museum to Display Influence of Avant-Garde on Modern Fashion
Sting Will Sing at Closing Gala Concert of New Wave
Mstislav Rostropovich Music Festival Kicks Off in Samara
Animals' Portraits Displayed in Russian Museum
Art Park Opened in Former Factory "Sickle and Hammer"

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Russian universities  Pavel Cherenkov  double-decker passenger train   Cheesefare Week   Russian Cinema  Hermitage Museum  Exhibitions in Moscow  New Year celebrations  NPCS  Ukraine  Theatre Festivals  Charity  Spring Flower Festival  education  Eco Tour  Zinaida Serebryakova  Russian schools  Moscow planetarium  Oleg Menshikov  Fabio Capello  Igor Chapurin  Russian women  Books  Russian transportation  Russian history  Russian Literature  Yakutia  Heroism   Russian Monuments  Irkutsk Region  Russian TV Series  Komi Republic  Russian business  Pascal Quignard  The Baseballs  Flights to Moscow  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Yegor Gaidar  Moscow  Emergency Response  Russian mobile operators  Festivals in Nizhny Novgorod  Painting  Russian tourism  taxes  Russia-USA  homophobia in Russia  Archeology  Artificial Neural Network  Spring Promenade 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites