Chersonesus is a city founded by ancient Greek colonists more than 2,500 years ago in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula. Its name is based on its geographical location and in Greek means “peninsula”. The “Tauric” attribute appeared due to warlike Tauri tribes, which inhabited the neighboring highlands.
The city was an important transit location, a cultural and a political hub of North Greater Black Sea area. Pottery, blacksmithing, founding, construction and bone- The city was an important transit location, a cultural and a political hub of North Greater Black Sea area. Pottery, blacksmithing, founding, construction and bone-carving, as well as seafaring and fishing industry were developing in the city. The Chora, a rural region around the city, played an important role — it is there that fortifications and estates were constructed, gardens were laid out, lots were delimited, vineyards were cultivated.
Nowadays the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonese is a major museum and research institution. In 2013, Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The stamp depicts the ruins of the Basilica of 1935; red-figure pottery in ancient style is depicted on margins.
FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre will prepare for the release an illustrated cover
with a souvenir sheet and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow, Sevastopol) inside in addition to the issue.
Design: S. Ulyanovskiy
Face value: 35 RUB
Size of souvenir sheet: 130 × 67 mm, size of stamp in the souvenir sheet: 50 × 37 mm
Circulation: 72 thousand souvenir sheets.