Ionian Capital from Crimea

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 30 November 2017

This Ionian capital is made of limestone and dates from the second quarter of the 5th century BCE. It was found at Kerch, in Crimea, in the acropolis of ancient Panticapaeum. Panticapaeum was referred to as "Taurica" by the ancient Greeks, who settled in the area in the late-7th or early-6th century BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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