Buildings of the 15th-16th centuries found in the Kalamita fortress in the Crimea

Buildings of the 15th-16th centuries found in the Kalamita fortress in the Crimea

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Buildings of the 15th-16th centuries found in the Kalamita fortress in the Crimea

The archaeologists of the Tavrichesky Chersonesos Museum in Crimea discovered that at a later stage in the functioning of the Kalamita fortress, urban development existed there.

“The found structures date back to the 15th-16th centuries and they were probably erected during the period of the principality of Theodoro. It is impossible at this stage to say exactly which of the surveyed premises was residential and which was economic, but it can be concluded that the surveyed complex had an adjoining territory – a courtyard or some kind of area fenced off with a small fence one or two stones thick ”, – according to the press service of the museum-reserve.

In 2019, in the area of ​​the Kalamita fortress, a ground excavation was carried out, which revealed that there were masonry walls under the ground, notes Kryminform…

As it became known at the end of June, a unique archaeological monument – an unexplored Christian crypt of the 4th-7th centuries was discovered on the territory of the southern suburb of Chersonesos. Archaeologists suggest that this crypt served as a family burial vault for a long time – it contains the remains of more than 10 people.

Chersonesus Tauride was founded by the Greeks in the 5th century BC. and is considered one of the largest archaeological sites in the south of Russia. Since 1947, excavations have been carried out there continuously, and on June 26, 2013, during the 37th session of UNESCO, the site “Ancient city of Tauric Chersonesos and its chora” (No. 1411) was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.