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In the Museum-Reserve «Sudak fortress» — the project «Art or barbarity?»

CrimeaPRESS reports:

In the Museum-Reserve «Sudak fortress» with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea, the opening of a new exposition and exhibition project «Art or barbarism?» It is based on the technique of graffiti on medieval amphoras). Tatyana Konova, a specialist in exposition and exhibition activities, emphasized the uniqueness of the exhibits presented for the first time, the great value of the implementation of this exposition and exhibition project, which makes it possible to come into contact with an important source for the study of the cultural, religious, trade, economic, and political life of medieval society.

The exposition is based on fragments of amphoras from the southeastern Crimea of ​​the 8th-14th centuries, in particular, one of the largest centers of international trade in the Northern Black Sea region — Sugdei-Soldaya. Each of the exhibited fragments has a unique sign — a mark, which is one of the varieties of medieval graffiti. The overwhelming majority of the presented graffiti testifies to the wide use of the Greek language for marking. At the same time, graffiti in the form of bidents and tridents are also present on vessels of all types, which, according to most experts, are Turkic tribal signs , the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea notes.

Graffiti was found in most cases on the walls of medieval amphorae, much less of them were recorded on the handles of vessels.

The exhibition is on display at the Consular Castle of the Museum-Reserve «Sudak Fortress» until 25 April.

Source: press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea

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