Kerch

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remarkable similarities to Homer's account of the Pygmaioi warring with cranes (Crane (bird)). Michael Rostovtzeff found a rendering of the subject in the Vault of Pygmies near Kerch, a territory that used to have a significant Scythian population. The 2nd-century BC tomb "shows the battle of human pygmies with a flock of herons". ''Ukraine: a concise


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territories at Azov, Kerch, Yenikale (Yeni-Kale), Kinburn (Kinburn Peninsula), and the small strip of Black Sea coast between the rivers Dnieper (Dnieper River) and Bug (Southern Bug). The treaty also removed restrictions on Russian naval or commercial traffic in the Azov Sea, granted to Russia the position of protector of Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire, and made the Crimea a protectorate of Russia. In 1016, Byzantine armies (Byzantine army), in conjunction


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peace treaty. Thanks to this unique combination of experiences he witnessed the direct results of the empire’s structural problems and was familiar with its military deficiencies. Russia returned Wallachia and Moldavia to the Ottoman Empire, but was given the right to protect Christians in the Ottoman Empire , and to intervene in Wallachia and Moldavia in case of Ottoman misrule. The Crimea was declared independent, but the sultan


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; around, although not all of them are open until late. You can choose from a wide range of fresh fish. Smoked gobies (bychki vyalenye) is one of the most popular beings, particularly good with beer. At autumn & winter salted anchovy is available on the market. For more info about cafe & restaurants in Kerch look here : http: resto-kerch.ru Drink Crimea region is famous for its wines. Local wine stores offer a wide range of original Crimean wines. Most famous local wine


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by bus, train or taxi. Kerch has a number of impressive architectural and historical monuments. Ancient historical heritage of the city makes it attractive for scientific tourism. The most notable of Kerch's sights are: *Site of ancient settlement Pantikapaeum (5th century BC–3rd century AD). *Tsarskiy Kurghan (Royal Kurgan (Kerch)) (4th century BC) - burial mound for one of Bosporian kings *Church of St. John the Baptist (John the Baptist) (AD 717) *Fortress of Yenikale (Yenikale) (18th


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and a griffin are especially remarkable for their weight and fine workmanship. There are also coins with the names of the later Spartocids and a singularly complete series of dated solidi issued by the later or Achaemenian dynasty. In them may be noticed the swift degeneration of the gold solidus through silver and potin to bronze. Book IV (Melpomene) thumb 350px Scythian warriors, drawn after figures on an electrum (File:Scythian Warriors.jpg) cup from the Kul'Oba kurgan


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remarkable similarities to Homer's account of the Pygmaioi warring with cranes (Crane (bird)). Michael Rostovtzeff found a rendering of the subject in the Vault of Pygmies near Kerch, a territory that used to have a significant Scythian population. The 2nd-century BC tomb "shows the battle of human pygmies with a flock of herons". ''Ukraine: a concise


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with Athens — at least it appears to have been a member of the Delian League. Although considered somewhat exotic prior to the demise of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Bosporan coins are now plentiful on the international coin markets, hinting at the vast quantities once produced. Several large series were produced by Bosporan cities from the 5th century BC, particularly in Panticapaeum (modern Kerch). The gold staters of Panticapaeum bearing Pan (Pan (god))'s head


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), situated on a hill (Mt. Mithridates) on the western side of the Cimmerian Bosporus, founded by Milesians (Miletus) in the late 7th–early 6th century BC. During the first centuries of the city's existence, imported Greek articles predominated: pottery (see Kerch Style), terracottas, and metal objects, probably from workshops in Rhodes, Corinth, Samos, and Athens. Local production, imitated from the models, was carried on at the same time. Athens

, and Athens. Local production, imitated from the models, was carried on at the same time. Athens manufactured a special type of bowl for the city, known as Kerch ware. Local potters imitated the Hellenistic bowls known as the Gnathia style as well as relief wares—Megarian (Megara) bowls. The city minted silver coins from the mid-6th century BC and from the 1st century BC gold and bronze coins. The Hermitage (Hermitage Museum) and Kerch Museums contain material from the site, which


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) in the city's suburbs were the site of guerrilla warfare against the occupation. Thousands of soldiers and refugees found shelter inside, and were involved in counterattacks. Many of them died underground, including those who died of numerous alleged poison gas attacks. Later, a memorial was established on the site. Modern Kerch thumb right 550px Kerch, view from Mount Mithridat (File:Kerch ViewFromMithridates.jpg) Administrative divisions The city municipality stretches over

Kerch

'''Kerch''' ( .

Founded 2,600 years ago as an ancient Greek colony (Colonies_in_antiquity#Greek_colonies), Kerch is considered to be one of the most ancient cities in Crimea. The city experienced rapid growth starting in the 1920s and was the site of a major battle (Battle of the Kerch Peninsula) during World War II.

Today, it is one of the largest cities in Crimea and is among the republic's most important industrial, transport and tourist centres.

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