The Legacy of Byzantine Cherson: 185 Years of Excavation at Tauric Chersonesos
This is a unique trilingual (Russian, Ukrainian, English) publication, in which are brought together for the first time 500 of the most interesting finds from the excavations of the northernmost outpost of the Byzantine Empire, Cherson, today housed in museum collections in different countries. Among them are coins and seals, jewelry and tools, everyday objects and liturgical vessels, made of gold, silver, bronze, marble, glass, bone, clay and other materials. Many of the objects are published for the first time. Catalogue entries, scholarly articles, and high-quality full-color illustrations are preceded by forewords from the directors of the participating institutions: the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, the State Hermitage, the State Historical Museum, and the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the University of Texas at Austin. The publication includes a general bibliography and an index of the areas and excavation sites of Byzantine Cherson and its surroundings. It is intended for historians, archaeologists, art historians, and all those who are interested in the culture of Byzantium.
by : Tatyana Yashaeva