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An ancient Greek shipwreck dating to the 5th to 3rd centuries B.C., found in the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria

Sboryanovo archaeological preserve

The Thracian monumental tomb of Starosel near Plovdiv


Archaeological excavations and investigations of the Pontic east limes as part of the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm "Formen und Wege der Akkulturation im östlichen Mittelmeerraum und im Schwarzmeergebiet in der Antike", 1999-2005.
Director: Angelika Geyer, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena.
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A joint Georgian-Canadian Archaeological excavation in collaboration with Bilkent University, Ankara. Excavations from 1993 to 1997.

The Pichvnari site
Coordinator Michael Vickers



The Tropaeum Traiani monument and the vestiges of the Tropaeum Traiani fortress.

Overview over the history of excavations and research in the city, with abundant plans and pictures.

Excavations at Histria

Excavations at Kallatis.


Excavations at Tomis.

Overview of recent excavations at numerous Rumanian sites



Fieldwork by the State Museum of the Religion History, St. Petersburg.

Excavations in central Tanais. Cooperation between the German Archaeological Institute, Eurasia Section, the Archaeological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow), the Museum of Tanais, and the Archaeological Laboratory of the State University of Rostov since 1993.
Contact person: Dr. Jochen Fornasier, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Eurasia Dept.:



Akliman Valley
The focus of the Akliman Valley project is to reconstruct the palaeogeography and paleoenvironment of the valley. The project is a component of the Black Sea Trade Project.

Bayburt plain
Extensive field survey from 1988. Part of the University of Melbourne North Eastern Turkey Project.

Boyuktepe Hoyuk
Excavation as part of the University of Melbourne North Eastern Turkey Project (1990-1992).

Overview over the excavations and finds at Daskyleion.

North Eastern Turkey Project
Survey and excavations in the Erzurum province started in 1988. Collaboration between the University of Melbourne and the Erzurum Museum.


Excavation project  of the Department of Classical Archeology Department of the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München

Sinop Regional Survey.
Director: Owen P. Doonan, University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia,

Amphora workshops identified at Sinope
French-Turkish archaeological investigations directed by Prof. Yvon Garlan and Dominique Kassab Tezgör.

The "great flood"
Fredrik Hiebert, the University of Pennsylvania, reporting the first concrete evidence for occupation of the Black Sea coast prior to its flooding.

The Earth Institute at Colombia University on The "great flood" theory.

Ballard, R.D. et al.,
Deep Water Archaeology of the Black Sea: The 2000 Season at Sinop, Turkey, AJA 105,2001, 607-623.

Sos Hoyuk (modern village of Yigittasi)
Excavation as part of the University of Melbourne North Eastern Turkey Project, since 1994.



Excavation of a multi-phase site in the chora of Chersonesos conducted by the University of Texas.

The National Preserve "Taurian Chersonesos".

The Chora of Chersonesos
Collaboration between the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos and the University of Texas since 1992.
Directed by: Dr. Joseph Carter:

Article in AJA
Joseph Coleman Carter, Melba Crawford, Paul Lehman, Galina Nikolaenko, and Jessica Trelogan, The Chora of Chersonesos in Crimea, Ukraine, AJA 104.4, 2000, 707-741.

Gazetteer of Crimean sites including GPS measurements of their location
By Sergei Smekalov,  Baltic State Technical University, St Petersburg,

Dnieper River Kürgan project
The American-Ukrainian Scythian Kurhan Project. A joint expedition by Florida State University and the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to excavate selected burial mounds (kurhans) of the Royal Scythians located on the Dnipro River in Eastern Ukraine.
The link is unavaiable at the moment

Kara Tobe




Fieldwork in collaboration between Royal Holloway, University of London and Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).

A joint Polish-Ukrainian archaeological expedition conducted on the 'Great Ryzhanovka Kurgan' in Ukraine.





Website of the Amphoras Project, with numerous references to Russian amphorae in particular.

Greek pottery found at Histria (database)

Histria X
La céramique romaine des Ier - IIIe siècles ap. J.-C by Al. Suceveanu, Bucharest, 1999-2000.

Histria XI
Les Bols Hellenistiques a Decor en Relief by Catrinel Domaneantu, Bucharest, 1999-2000.



Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
Black Sea Coins in Danish Collections

Ancient Coins of the Balkan Peninsula
By Nikola Moushmov

Apollonia Pontika Drachms and the "New York Hoard" of Counterfeits

Apollo or Gorgon? (the coins of Apollonia Pontika)

Historia Numorum, A Manual of Greek Numismatics

Hoards from Thrace-and-the-Western_Euxine




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