An inter-museum project «Ancient Sanctuaries of the Crimean Mountains» was presented in the Sudak Fortress
On July 5, in the temple with an arcade of the Sudak Fortress Museum-Reserve, the grand opening of a new inter-museum project «Ancient Sanctuaries of the Mountainous Crimea» took place. The exposition is organized jointly by the State Budgetary Institution of the Republic of Crimea “Museum-Reserve “Sudak Fortress”, the State Budgetary Institution of the Republic of Crimea “Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve “Scythian Naples” and the MBUK “Yalta Historical and Literary Museum”, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Crimea.
The new exhibition is dedicated to the memory of the Russian archaeologist, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Leading Researcher of the Department of Archeology of the Great Migration of Peoples and the Early Middle Ages of the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Oleg Vasilyevich Sharov, who made an invaluable contribution to the study of the Crimea.
The ideological organizer of the exhibition, archaeologist, candidate of historical sciences, director of the Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve «Scythian Naples» Yuri Zaitsev emphasized the uniqueness of the exposition, which embodied the rich ritual and spiritual culture of the Crimea of ancient times, and gave an extensive commentary on the content and scientific value of the presented museum exhibits.
The joint project is aimed at promoting national history and culture through exhibition activities, expanding and strengthening inter-museum cooperation, — noted in the Crimean Ministry of Culture.
The concept of the new exhibition was the theme of the ancient sanctuaries of the Crimean Mountains, explored in the late XX — early XXI centuries. Among them is a sanctuary on the Gurzuf Saddle pass, on the top of Eklizi-Burun, on the slopes of the Taraktash, Kara-Tau and Tuar-Alan mountains.
The exhibition exhibits about 700 finds from the excavations of the complex on Mount Kara-Tau (II century BC — III century AD), under Mount Babulgan (III-IV centuries AD) and the Tuar-Alan sanctuaries (II century BC-I AD): incense burners, zoomorphic figurines, terracotta mask, terracotta figurines, bracelets, umbon, ungventary, jugs, vessels, fibula — brooch and pendant — tamga, amulet.
The exposition contains materials from the excavations of the Taraktash cult complex (II-IV centuries AD): stucco altars, an amphora, a fragment of an anthropomorphic statue and a sculptural image of the goddess, laginos, red-glazed goblets, red-clay bowls, vessels and bowls, single-handled, stucco jugs pots, kanfar. From the sanctuary at the Gurzufskoe Sedlo pass (2nd century BC — 3rd century AD) and the sanctuary of Eklizi-Burun (1st — 3rd centuries AD), coins are presented for temporary display: copper staters, denarii , follis, tetrassaria, tetrahalki; bracelets, bronze rings, brooches, bronze pendants, sword – gladius.
A special place in the exposition is occupied by materials from the Taraktash sanctuary near the village. Dachnoye near Sudak. Here, during the excavations, two small temples were discovered, which were used for a long time and subsequently specially conserved. Inside the temple, red-glazed plates stacked in piles were found in stone chests; primitive clay deities were found on the pedestal. The inter-museum exhibition will be shown in the temple with the arcade of the Sudak fortress until 10 September.
335345Photos and materials: press service of the Sudak Fortress Museum-Reserve.