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In Crimea, discovered a unique find

В Крыму обнаружили уникальную находкуOn-site construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait found the head of ancient sculpture.

The sculpture was found in annexed to the Crimea, in the Kerch Bay near Cape AK-Burun during the excavation of the accumulation of ancient ceramics. The find is a terracotta head sculpture, presumably of the ancient Greek deities.

“According to our data, this finding is unique for the Northern black sea region, to find its analogues have not yet succeeded. To clarify its functional purpose, origin and date we will attract the leading experts on ancient Greek art and conduct laboratory tests of the clay. At the moment, we believe that a terracotta head made in Asia Minor in the fifth century BC”, — said the head of the underwater unit of the Institute of archaeology RAS Sergey Olkhovsky.

The report notes that previously, experts have found terracotta figurines with a maximum height of 40 cm, However, this finding belongs to a much larger product.

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