2,000-year-old treasure trove found

More than 200 coins, mainly bronze, were found along with "various items

of gold, silver and bronze jewelry and glass vessels" inside an ancient

fortress within the Artezian settlement in the Crimea (in Ukraine).

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2,000-Year-Old Treasure Discovered In Black Sea Fortress

Researchers working at the site of Artezian in the Crimea (Ukraine) have discovered two hoards of buried treasure (one hoard shown here) dating to A.D. 45, a time when the people of the citadel were under siege by the Roman army. Here, two silv

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2,000-Year-Old Treasure Discovered In Black Sea Fortress

More treasures from the hoards: a silver brooch (left) depicting Aphrodite, goddess of love, alongside a pair of winged deities known as Erotes.

2,000-Year-Old Treasure Discovered In Black Sea Fortress

The citadel was torched by the Roman army in A.D. 45, with many of its inhabitants likely killed. Some time afterward Artezian was rebuilt with stronger fortifications although it, along with the rest of the Bosporan Kingdom, was under the sway

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