|UNESCO #1411 - Ruins of Chersonese, Crimeia - UKRAINE|
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ruins of Tauric Chersonese, Crimeia - UKRAINE - UNESCO #1411
Waiting in my mailbox today were four amazing postcards of UNESCO sites in Ukraine that I swapped with another collector from Kyev. This one if from a recently added site, the Ruins of the Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese in Crimeia. Thank you very much Sergii. This postcard took 15 days to arrive!
Tauric Chersonese and its chora are the remains of an ancient city, founded in the 5th century BCE as a colonial settlement of the Dorian Greeks, located on the Heraclean Peninsula in south-west Crimea. It features several public building complexes and residential neighbourhoods, as well as early Christian monuments alongside remains from Stone and Bronze Age settlements; Roman and medieval tower fortifications and water supply systems; and exceptionally well-preserved examples of vineyard planting and dividing walls.