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Ukraine’s Ancient City Gains World Heritage Status

Posted on Jun, 26, 2013
Contributed to WCHV by WCHV

Chersonesos_columnsThe UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has decided to add the Ancient City of Tauric Chersonesos and its Chora to the World Heritage List.

The Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora is the 7th property of Ukraine, which was inscribed on the prestigious list.  The city was established by Greeks over 2500 years ago.  It has been nicknamed the “Russian Troy” after excavations in 1827 unearthed the ancient city.

Chersonesos_ruins“ICOMOS considers that Tauric Chersonese is an exceptional example of an archaeological landscape which combines the archaeological site of a Greek peripheral polis and its extended chora and that this claim to Outstanding Universal Value is justified,” the document said.

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