We start competition for participation in the international expedition ‘Akra - the Ancient Town of Bosporus Kingdom’, to be held from 10 July to 10 August, 2017, in the Republic of Crimea. The purpose of the expedition is to carry out archaeological research of the coastal and underwater part of the ancient town. Volunteers between the ages 18 to 30 are welcomed to participate in the competition.
The ancient town of Akra is located near the village of Naberezhnoe (Leninsky district, the Republic of Crimea) and was founded by natives of Nymphaeum or Panticapaeum (Greece) at the end of the 6th century BC. The city was a part of the Bosporus Kingdom until the beginning of the 4th century. During its thousand-year history Akra was affected by significant natural impacts due to its geographical location. Currently, the town is almost completely hidden by the waters of the Black Sea, except for its western sector.
During the expedition the volunteers will be divided into two groups: the first to be engaged in ground works, the second to be involved into underwater operations with the use of special equipment. To enter the second group it is necessary to have experience in underwater work and to provide all the documentation specified in the Regulations.
In addition to archaeological activities the project programme includes lectures by leading experts in the field of ancient history, where volunteers will be told about the Black Sea region and will be given a tour to the monuments and sights of Kerch and Theodosia.
Organizers provide volunteers with food and accommodation during the expedition. Travel to the site of the expedition in Kerch and back is provided by participants themselves.
To participate in the competition please fill the application form by 20 June, 2017.
For more detailed information please see the Regulations.