Polish Institute in Kyiv, National Museum of Warsaw, Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture and Consulate General of Poland in Odessa are inviting to attend the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the Polish-Ukrainian archaeological mission at Olbia that will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 12:00 at the Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Odessa (20 Krasny Provulok).
The opening will be hosted by the director of Polish archaeological mission Dr. Alfred Twardecki and his Ukrainian colleague from the Institute of Archaeology Dr. Alla Buyskikh
In 2008, National Museum of Warsaw launched archaeological excavations in Crimea at the ancient Greek town of Tyritake (Kerch) founded in the 6th century BC. Six years of extensive research produced many interesting finds, but after the Russian Federation had annexed Crimea, the archaeological research there was terminated. In a year, the project titled “Ancient Sites on the Black Sea” was modified to focus on a new locality, namely, the ancient town of Olbia known in antiquity as one of the richest and most important Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black Sea.
The first field season at Olbia that took place from July 9 to August 20, 2016 produced over 340 artifacts including nearly 40 valuable coins. Pictures of some of these finds and of the excavations will be showed at the exhibition, which comprises 18 flatbeds with photographs and accompanying texts presenting the work of the Polish-Ukrainian archaeological mission at Olbia
The exhibition will be open from July 17 to August 19, 2017
Monday thru Friday 10:00-17:00
Admittance is free