Krasnodar, 15 October. Excavating an ancient site located at Voskresensky Village near Anapa, the archeologists found a stone pedestal with terracotta figurines. The scholars believe that it was an altar related to the cult of the Grecian god of Hermes, the patron of wealth and adroitness. Inhabitants of the ancient Kingdom of Bosporus had used its symbols to attract good luck in trade. The Kingdom of Bosporus is known to have for a good while been the main exporter of cereals and fish to mainland Greece.
“Presently, the scholars are discussing whether the monumental edifice they found had sacral functions and was an ancient temple, or it was a public building with premises for religious services,” Vice Governor Sergei Boldin explained.
The archeologists noted that the discovery will be of peculiar importance for the studies about ancient religious rites and spiritual practices. During the excavations performed as part of the reconstruction of a motor road, the archeologists found leftovers of several Grecian villas, part of a stone road, and a quarry.
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