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Ancient Greek City Uncovered in Russia [Temple of Demeter]
EU Greek Reporter ^ | May 8, 2011 | Tania Mourtzila

Posted on 05/23/2011 9:09:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

What is considered to be a unique discovery has been made in Taman, South Russia, at the Black Sea. The ruins of an ancient Greek city, dated around the 6th century BC, came to light. Archeologists are stunned both by the number of the findingsand the condition they were found in.

The excavations are proceeding with extreme caution, in order to avoid damaging the city's ancient fortress. According to historians, it is assumed that the ruins are the temple of Dimitra, the ancient goddess of fertility and agriculture, while they were able to determine the very spot of the altar. But, the number of the findings induce them to believe that a whole city has been found.

The conditions of the excavations are being extremely difficult due to how remote the place is, the lack of running water, the very cold weather ( up to -25 C during the night ). Another difficulty is the lack of money, which for the moments is being aided with the help of volunteers who are paying 13 euros a day each to participate.

(Excerpt) Read more at eu.greekreporter.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: agriculture; animalhusbandry; blacksea; demeter; dimitra; godsgravesglyphs; greece; greeks; metamorphoses; ovid; persephone; persianempire; taman
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To: TigersEye

;’)

Genealogy has helped me realize I’m descended from a bunch of long lines of hardworking poor nobodies.

That’s why I was born in America.

:’)

It would still be nice to bicycle or otherwise tour through the various old stomping grounds of my many and varied ancestors. Someday, maybe. :’)

Oh, and when you get the castle, you do realize that you’ll get a knock on the porticullis some evening, and when you open it up to see who it is, you’ll be bum-rushed by a big crowd of FReepers. They’ll bring their own booze, leaf, and firearms. Par-tay!


21 posted on 05/25/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
Genealogy has helped me realize I’m descended from a bunch of long lines of hardworking poor nobodies. That’s why I was born in America.

I'm afraid that's that actual case for me too, no research needed. heh

Oh, and when you get the castle, you do realize that you’ll get a knock on the porticullis some evening, and when you open it up to see who it is, you’ll be bum-rushed by a big crowd of FReepers. They’ll bring their own booze, leaf, and firearms. Par-tay!

Now that sounds like a super idea! What I thought you might have said instead is; 'such-and-such' culture held that land before your Scots ancestors so don't bother unpacking. LOL

22 posted on 05/25/2011 6:39:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

;’) The Scoti crossed from Ireland in the Dark Ages and took over. It wouldn’t have taken so long to beat the Picts, but the Scots were also locked in combat with their sworn enemy, the Scots.


23 posted on 05/25/2011 8:05:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
...but the Scots were also locked in combat with their sworn enemy, the Scots.

Ehhh, yeahhhhh, I'm like that. My own worst enemy. ROTFL

24 posted on 05/25/2011 8:27:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

;’) It’s in our blood. ;’)


25 posted on 05/26/2011 5:26:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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