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Chersonesus

1 Drevnia St, Sevastopol

The remains of an important Classical/Byzantine city founded in the early 6th century BC by colonists from Heraclea Ponticum, modern Karadeniz Ere─člisi. They are now towered over incongruously by a 19th-century neo-Byzantine Russian Orthodox cathedral to St Volodymyr, who was supposedly baptised on this spot in the 10th century. There is not a little ill-feeling about the exceedingly well-financed cathedral gradually eating up the archaeological site.


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