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Archaeologists at the construction place of the Crimean Bridge discovered ancient coins, ancient hydraulic structures and an ancient necropolis. Archaeologists who work at the construction place of the Kerch bridge found during the excavation a treasure of ancient coins and ancient hydraulic structures, as well as burial places of the nobility. All discoveries were made at the entrances to the constructing bridge, where archaeological excavations are obligatory when constructing large objects during the entire excavation period after the construction has begun. Latest news on Crimea say: “From all unique discoveries we can identify a treasure with piastres. These are also the unique hydrotechnical constructions of the pre-Greek period, discovered at the Ilyichevskoe settlement.”

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“Not long ago, it was believed that such structures began to appear only with the beginning of the Greek colonization. But in the course of research it was known that the local tribes before the arrival of the Greeks were also the carriers of high material culture, “said Georgy Davydenko, head of the Department of Archeology of the Krasnodar Territory Administration. An ancient necropolis was also discovered there and exactly the burial places of the nobility. According to Davydenko, monuments of various historical epochs from early bronze to late Middle Ages were also inspected. Active excavation period in Crimea peninsula has already been completed on 89 sites, nine more historical objects continue to be surveyed, all work is planned to be completed in the spring of 2017. Davydenko noted that all excavations at the entrances to constructing Kerch bridge are being conducted within the number of measures to ensure the preservation of historic objects on the site of construction.

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“In Crimea today at the beginning of the bridge crossing projecting on the stage of route selection, all Crimea region objects of the archaeological heritage were taken into consideration, but, taking into account all peculiarities of this Black and Azov sea region with architectural monuments, they could not completely bypass them. Davydenko noted that excavations on the entrances to constructing Kerch bridge are being conducted within the set of measures to ensure the preservation of historic sites on the site of construction.

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They could not completely bypass them, and a full range of works was provided to ensure the safety of these objects – that is, archaeological excavations on this part of Crimea location.

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