The Russian Geographical Society announces a competition for participation in the expedition "Akra - the Ancient City of Bosporus". It will last from June 15 to July 15, 2019. The competition is open to volunteers aged 18 to 35 years who have the skills of underwater work.
The ancient town of Akra (translated from the ancient Greek "hill", "butte") is located near the Crimean Naberezhnoye settlement in the Leninsky district. The small port town was founded by people from Nymphea or Panticapaeum at the end of the 6th century BC. It was part of the Bosporan Kingdom. Akra is considered the birthplace of Achilles according to the legend. In the 4th century AD Most part of the city, not counting a small western section, disappeared under the waters of the Black Sea due to the sinking of the coast in the 4th century AD. The Russian Geographical Society has been conducting research in this area for the sixth year.
Members of the expedition will join archaeological work in the area of the Zavetnoye settlement. Volunteers will go to explore the underwater part of the ancient town of Akra, which was part of the Kingdom of the Bosporus, as well as explore the ancient Greek monument "Nymphaion". Volunteers will be engaged in underwater archeology using special equipment.
Important! It is necessary to provide confirming diver certificates and insurance for participation in the expedition. In addition, the volunteer have to bring with him or her the "first set" of equipment: a diving suit, mask, flippers and snorkel.
The organizers incur expenses related to food and accommodation of participants during the expedition. For those who live in Russia, the fare is paid from the place of residence to the place of archaeological research and back. Citizens living abroad, the organizers pay the fare from Moscow to the place of the expedition and back. Participants, who live abroad, pay on their own travel from the place of residence to Moscow and back.
The project is implemented with the benefit of the grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.