Ukrainian troops uncover ancient Roman settlement while digging trenches in Kherson Oblast

20 December 2022, 11:12 PM
Servicemembers told local archeologists of their find (Photo:State Border Guard Service of Ukraine)

Servicemembers told local archeologists of their find (Photo:State Border Guard Service of Ukraine)

While conducting defensive earthworks on the banks of Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast, Ukrainian border guards have uncovered remnants of an ancient Roman settlement, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service said in a message on its website on Dec. 20.

“In Kherson Oblast, while fortifying the bank of Dnipro (River), border guards came across the remains of an ancient Roman settlement,” the message says.

An amphora fragment (Фото: SBGS press service)
An amphora fragment / Photo: SBGS press service
Pottery artefacts (Фото: SBGS press service)
Pottery artefacts / Photo: SBGS press service

“About one meter deep, fragments of amphoras and clay jars started to appear.”

The servicemen reported their find to local archaeologists. No further engineering work was done at the site, in order to preserve the valuable artefacts.

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“After the victory, an archaeological expedition will begin work here,” the message added.

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