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The Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences stated that they had discovered an ancient Greek settlement of the 4th-3rd centuries BC near the town of Baherovo, Leninsky District of Crimea, the Chairman of the State Committee for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Crimea Sergey Efimov announced.

According to him, the settlement called Manitra belongs to the heyday of the Bosporian kingdom.

It occupied an area of about five thousand square meters. The settlement consisted of a residential area of the manor type and economic part, with cattle-pens and household pits.

On the territory of the settlement the remains of a rectangular tower were discovered.

Near the settlement, a necropolis which was not plundered was also found. During the excavation of the necropolis, fragments of black pottery were found, which indicates the prosperity of the settlement.

Among the finds were a lot of coins, as well as monetary and hoard of artifacts.
Scientists believe that Manitra could be a royal emporium (trading settlement) for trading cattle.
 
In February, near the shores of the annexed Crimea, anchors were found that date back to the period of the Roman Empire.

Earlier, near the city of Kerch archaeologists excavated the cellars of the ancient Romans, where they found many fragments of ceramics.

QHA