Across three oceans under the tricolor 16.02.2020Igor Zaretsky, the legend of Russian and world yachting has celebrated birthdays and anniversaries in the open ocean time and again. The yachtsman from Yaroslavl admits that he may celebrate his 70th birthday in the Golden Globe Race, a single-handed round-the-world regatta. A year and a half ago, Zaretsky became the only Russian participant of the famous race, which was followed by the whole world. The tricolor has been flying over the yacht of the native of Yaroslavl in all oceans, except the Arctic one.
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Unique pieces found during archaelogical underwater research in ancient Akra
Archeologists have discovered female comb and fragments of wooden furniture in the course of research in ancient city Akra, TASS informs. Underwater archaeological excavations are conducted by Russian Geographical Society, Black Sea Centre for Underwater Research, and Institute of Material Culture History of the Russian Academy of Science from the beginning of June.
Called ‘Crimean Atlantida’, Akra allegedly was founded on the eastern part of the peninsula in the 5th century BC. It was a part of the Bosporan Kingdom. In the course of two thousand years it went underwater as a result of the shore lowering.
The archaeological findings are unique. Clay and water have conserved antiques very well, hence the pieces were discovered in an excellent condition. The comb has small teeth on one side and large teeth on the other side. Furniture is also almost intact.
The deputy head of Crimean Black Sea Center of the Underwater Studies Viktor Vakhoneev have noted that underwater archaeology is very ‘slow’ science. However he expressed satisfaction on current results of the expedition that will last until the middle of August. The research group will also conduct hydroacoustic video shooting of the sea bottom.