Figurines Of Demeter And Persephone Found At Construction Site In Russia’s Anapa

Scientists of the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IIMK RAS) from St. Petersburg, together with members of the archaeological expedition “Kubanarheology” in the Krasnodar region have found ancient terracotta statuettes and a dedicatory relief during excavations at a building site in the coastal resort town of Anapa.

In antiquity it was a major seaport (Sinda) and capital of Sindica. The colony of Gorgippia (Greek: Γοργιππία) was built on the site of Sinda in the 6th century BCE by Pontic Greeks, who named it after a king of the Cimmerian Bosporus. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries BCE, Gorgippia flourished as part of the Bosporan Kingdom, as did its guild of shipowners, which controlled maritime trade in the eastern part of the Black Sea.

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