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!

UNESCO #1411 - Ruins of Chersonese, Crimeia - UKRAINE
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.


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