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Ancient Greek Figurines of Demeter Found in Black Sea Town

ancient greek black sea demeter figurinesThe figurines of Demeter and Persephone recently discovered in Anapa. Credit: Twitter/HistoryHellenic

Figurines representing the ancient Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, were unearthed at a construction site in the Black Sea resort town of Anapa, in Russia.

The terracotta statuettes, along with a relief, were discovered in early November of 2020 by archaeologists from the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In antiquity, the region surrounding Anapa, known as Sinda, served as an important seaport. Pontic Greeks established a settlement called Gorgippia there in the sixth century BC, and it developed into a major power in the Black Sea throughout the years of antiquity.

Ancient Greek kilns, figurines of Demeter found in site on Black Sea

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