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:

Aerosmith is Coming to Russia on its Final Tour
Moscow New Year's Eve in Harry Potter Style
Russian Movie to Go on Wide Release in Japan First Time Over Last 10 Years
Yuri Bashmet to Arrange Special Concert for Children in Sochi
Film Director Yuri Norstein Celebrates his 75th Anniversary with Exhibition

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
New Museums  Russian business  Russian Literature  Perm Region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Perm  Ryazan  Archeology  IPO  Japan  Anna Miss Remizova  Business Incubator   odd news  Russian tourism  Revolutionaries  Russian Internet  Aeroexpress  Russian Cinema  Sukhoi Super Jet  fashion designer  Moscow  Jail  Pavel Chukhrai  Musical Festivals  Moscow parks  Vladimir Etush  RAMS  Maison SAS   The Guardian  Tsaritsyno  Italy  Norilsk Nickel  Nikolay Leskov  The Mountains Of Adygea   Chechen republic  Russian fashion  Russian culture  Russian Football Union  Eco-tour   Blondie  Moscow Region  Russian religion  Music Festivals  Russian history  Chelyabinsk meteorite  Russia-US  Painting  Exhibitions in Moscow  Death Museums  Chukotka 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites