Megaliths of Crimea and Greece, the similarities separated by the sea

The ancient megalithic structures from Greece, have their doubles, even in Russia.

On the territory of of Crimea, which in ancient times was a trading city Greeks can find buildings with striking similarities.

Treasury of Atreus
Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae

The Treasury of Atreus, also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon, is the largest and the best preserved of the nine tholos found in Mycenae.

The diameter of the tomb is almost 50 feet, and its height is slightly less. The intel stone above the doorway weighs 120 tons.
The tholos tomb was entered from an inclined uncovered hall of dromos, or ceremonial passageways, 36 meters long and with dry-stone walls. A short passage led from the tholos chamber to the actual burial chamber, which was dug out in a nearly cubical shape.

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Inside there is a domed roof.

 

The Crimean peninsula can without exaggeration be called a historic reserve, because on its territory there are many monuments and sites belonging to different eras and civilizations once living on these lands.

For one of the stunning and magnificent man-made structures can be attributed mounds of Crimea, whose age is equal to the age of the Egyptian pyramids

Imperial barrow

Royal Kurgan of Kerch

Or Tsarskiy Kurgan from the 4th century BC, is one of the most impressive tumuli (kurgans) of the eastern Crimea.

About 200 burial mounds exist in Kerch and its immediate surroundings. The Royal Kurgan is located about 5 km northeast of the town centre, close to the memorial to the defenders of the Adzhimushkay quarry.

 ancient architecture
It is assumed that the Royal Kurgan, a masterpiece of ancient architecture, was the final resting place of a ruler of the Bosporan Kingdom. This was founded in the 5th century BC from the Greek colonies in the northern Black Sea region and at the Sea of Azov.

The dome ceiling inside the mound

Go inside – almost the same as a walk in the realm of the dead, in which the ancient Greeks believed. Unusual travel experience another world creates a narrow 36-meter corridor which tapers upward, and in the depths of a height and a width less than at the beginning. Way back on it, it seems much shorter than the back.

Map of Kerch kurgans

 

Kul-Oba Barrow
Kul-Oba Barrow – “Ash Hill”

Kul-Oba Barrow – “hill of ashes” located on the outskirts of the modern village of Oktyabrsky, was first discovered and studied by archaeologists in 1830. Its top reaches more than five meters, which may indicate that the height of the original at the time of the construction has reached more than 15 meters. The burial vault, built of smoothly hewn stone blocks, the remains of a Scythian warrior noble were found.

 

Melek-Chesmensky mound

ancient architecture, mound, Melek-Cesme

Another monument of ancient architecture is a mound Melek-Cesme, located in the city of Kerch in the area of the bus station, its name, which means “angelic power,” Barrow was due to the closeness of the same river. Entrance to the crypt is the tomb of a long corridor (dromos), built of polished stones. Crypt itself has a height of three meters, and the same is made of hewn stone.

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360° View from above Eski-Kerman, Crimea

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This medieval mountain top city carved out of solid rock is thought to have been founded during the 6th century CE as a Byzantine stronghold; it remained occupied until the very end of the 14th century. Atop a rocky prominence from a high mesa, this was an ideal defensive position and must have served its purpose marvelously for it to have remained active for so many centuries. ▪ It is thought that the 350 vestiges or so were home to several hundred, and perhaps as many as 3000 occupants towards the end of the 13th century when the Mongols sacked the city, after which the city never was able to reclaim its previous prominence or glory. The city was finally completely destroyed in 1399, again by the mongols, and was abandoned for good at that point, other than being used occasionally by neighboring villagers for various reasons. ▪ There are many types of rooms found here that seem to serve all the functions needed by a small city: pens for cattle, chapels, storage rooms, living quarters, etc… What an amazing place to live it must have been during those times. ▪ This awe inspiring and picturesque ruined city has become the region’s most popular archaeotourism site, attracting thousands more each year.

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Chersonesos – Greek City in Crimea

Tauric Chersonesos is the name of the city founded by Greek colonists about 2,500 years ago on southwestern Crimea peninsula. The site was excavated by the Russian government in 1827 and has periodically continued. Evidence of ancient wine production has been found and the remains of a Roman amphitheater as well. These ruins are a main attraction to the northern Black Sea coastal city of Sevastopol.

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