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Crypt of Alexander of Macedon times found in Crimea near Kerch bridge

Source : 112 Ukraine

The crypt will be moved to the local museum
18:55, 28 April 2017

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Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Science reported that a crypt of Alexander of Macedon (Alexander the Great) times was discovered in the occupied Crimea alongside the route leading to the unfinished Kerch bridge. This was reported by Crimea.Realities agency with reference to the press service of Russian Institute of Archeology.

"The crypt is not that big - only 10 m in length, and most likely there was a nobleman buried here. In ancient times, the crypt was covered by a mound in which six more burials of different eras were admitted," the excavator leader said, research associate of the Scythian-Sarmatian archeology department of the institute Irina Rukavishnikova.

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It is noted that the crypt will be moved to the Kerch museum by Russian scientists.

"Since the mound was found on the road leading to the Crimean bridge, it was decided to move the crypt to another place. Today, scientists have completed a thorough examination and measurement of the crypt. Later the installation constructed of limestone slabs will be carefully disassembled and reassembled in a new place - in Kerch Museum," the message says.

Earlier it was reported that Russia illegally extracts three billion cubic meters of Ukrainian gas in Crimea. The country-occupant got most of it from Odesa and Shtormove gas fields.

Related: Ukrainian Ombudsman Lutkovska says Russia is not implementing UN court decision regarding Crimean Tatars

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