Thursday, June 06, 2013

Tsarsky Kurgan, Kerch - UKRAINE

This is the fourth postcard Valya sent me - another vintage soviet card, this time of the Royal Burial Mound of Kerch, Tsarsky Kurgan. I didn't know this structures until now but according to the lonelyplanet guide it's Kerch most popular site and a UNESCO delegation visited it in 2007 - maybe soon it will be a WHS! Thank you so much Valya, you're very sweet and really made my day! This postcard took 10 days to arrive!

Tsarsky Kurgan (Royal Burial Mound), Kerch - Crimeia - UKRAINE

This masterpiece of ancient architecture is located five kilometers from  Kerch, on the outskirts of the village Adzhimushkay. Royal burial mound (Tsarsky Kurgan) is a monument funerary with architecture of IV century BC. Masonry of  burial vault is also unique. Perfectly aligned circles, built of dry stone slabs. Researchers believe that in the royal burial mounds was buried king of Bosporus Leucon I, Spartokid dynasty.



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