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Chersonesus: public archaeology on the Black Sea coast

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Author(s): Neal Ascherson

Journal: Archaeology International
ISSN 1463-1725

Volume: 5;
Start page: 54;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Public Archaeology | UNESCO World Heritage | Greek | Roman and Byzantine

ABSTRACT
The ancient city of Chersonesus on the Crimean peninsula was founded by Greek colonists in the fifth century BC. Today it is part of an enormous multi-period archaeological site where Greek, Roman and Byzantine ruins mingle with mortar shells and soldiers' skeletons of the Crimean and Second World wars. Aspiring to become a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is now the focus of intense local, national and international interest in its future, as the editor of Public Archaeology explains.
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