The Russian Geographical Society would like to encourage everyone aged 18 to 35 to enter an international contest for participation in the expedition “Akra, the ancient city of Bosporus” that will take place in Crimea from 1 to 31 July.
The ancient city of Akra is located not far from the village of Naberezhnoe (Leninsky district, the Republic of Crimea) and was founded by natives of Nymphaeum or Panticapaeum at the end of the 6th century BC. The city was a part of the Bosporus Kingdom until the beginning of the 4th century. For its thousand-year history, Akra has undergone significant natural impacts due to its geographic location. Today, the city is almost completely hidden by the waters of the Black Sea, with the exception of the western sector.
Members of the expedition will explore the underwater part of the ancient city of Akra on the bottom of the Black Sea with help of special equipment. The program of the project will also include lectures by leading experts in the field of ancient history. Young researchers will learn about the Black Sea region and will tour sights of interest in Kerch and Feodosia.
To enter the expedition it is necessary to have a diver certificate and insurance certificate. Moreover, volunteers must have the following equipment: a diving suit, a mask, fins and a tube. Organizers, in their turn, will provide food and accommodation at no cost.
Transportation from Moscow to the site of research and back will be provided for foreign citizens.
Applications are accepted until May 13, 2018. For more information, see these Rules.