The Ancient Sunken City: Phangoria
Not to be confused with Space Shuttle Atlantis, Russian Atlantis is an actual place on earth: buried beneath the Black Sea off the Taman Peninsula. Under the waters lie a portion of the ancient Greek city of Phanagoria. Once a thriving trade community, The submerged ruins contain artifacts from as early as 350 B.C. The area has been Made a bit more famous in recent times because Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has spent time diving there, and found some pieces of ancient urns from among the ruins. Putin is hoping to help the Russian Geographic Society with publicity for the Phangoria Project: An Archaeological restoration of the area.
East Greek Pottery - And other Artifacts of the Region
The Black Sea is rich in Archaeological History. What one might find in sunken Phangoria: Rosette Bowls, Wild Goat Style, Chian, Fikellura, Clazomenian, and Ionian wares.
The first intimations of Greek presence in the Black Sea area can be traced back to Greek mythology. It is the region where Jason and the Argonauts sailed to find the Golden Fleece.
Scaraboid: Classic Greek Impression Seal - From Pangoria
This small seal is of mottled Jasper, and is housed in St Petersburg. It depicts a heron preening and catching a locust with his foot. Signed "Dexamenos".
More Resources for Russian Atlantis
- Putin dives in "Russian Atlantis" for artifacts CCTV News - CNTV English
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went scuba diving at a Black Sea site known as the Russian Atlantis in the Taman bay on Wednesday.
- Yet more studies in the ancient ... - Google Books
A fourth collection of Papers from the Copenhagen Polis Centre, a collective whose "ulimate aim is to present a new analysis of the Archaic and Classical Greek polis," through various wide-ranging and thematically specific investigations. This volume
- Mysterious World: Mysterious World: In search of Atlantis
Mysterious World Saturday, January 2, 2010 -----Diver found about a kilometer from the shore at a depth of 4-4,5 meters unique artifacts - the processed blocks of stone, traces of ancient buildings and fragments of pottery . It is possible that the
- [Discov] Palace of Mithradates VI Eupator Discovered in Phangoria - Total War Center Forums
Palace of Mithradates VI Eupator Discovered in Phangoria Arch�ology and Cultural Heritage