Phanagoria: a new stage of development
12 April 2011
The construction of a scientific and cultural center has begun near the excavation at Phanagoria.
The “ Historical and Cultural Heritage of Kuban” Nonprofit Partnership, which has been organizing the field work of the archeological expedition in Phanagoria for the last 8 years, has begun the construction of the Science and Culture Complex near the eastern necropolis in Phanagoria – the largest classical period monument in Russia. The Complex will include a history and archeology museum, library, laboratories and all of the infrastructure required for the comprehensive and in-depth study of the historical and cultural heritage of Kuban. The construction of the Complex is funded by Oleg Deripaska’s Volnoe Delo Foundation, in partnership with Konstantin Nikolaev’s N-Trans company and with the support of the governor of Krasnodar Krai Alexander Tkachev.
The construction of the center is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011. It will become the first step in the creation of a year-round base for the expedition in Phanagoria. The next step will be the creation of a Museum and Scientific Complex, which will include in itself a museum of federal significance. This is not only fitting to the scope and status of the monument, but is also part of a plan to turn Phanagoria into a scientific and museum center of the highest European level.
For more on the Phanagoria monument of federal significance, the Phanagoria expedition and its future development, as well as a flash presentation on Phanagoria – please visit our Historical and Cultural Heritage of Kuban website (www.gipanis.ru).