Archaeological Museum of Anapa - Russia

Archaeological Museum of Anapa - Russia

Archaeological Museum of Anapa - Russia
Archaeological Museum of Anapa - Russia

Anapa is a small town in southern Russia, better known today as a children's resort with gentle sandy beaches and healing mud springs. But once it was a huge prosperous metropolis, and for centuries there was a fierce war over the land. Anapa Archaeological Museum "Gorgippia" is one of the most interesting cultural sites of the city, worth visiting, because it contains a chronicle of more than one millennium.

For several centuries, scholars have shown interest in the ancient history of these places. But constant military action did not allow them to start full-fledged research. Only in 1829, after the signing of a peace treaty and final annexation to Russia, intensive excavations began here. On the territory of the fortress Gorgippia, scientific research began in 1954. Scientists were so impressed by the abundance of finds that in 1977 an archaeological museum was created in Anapa. It was named "Gorgippia" - after the ancient fortified city that stood here 2500 years ago. Aquapark Golden Beach in Anapa - Russia

What to see

The museum consists of two exhibition areas - a covered building and an open-air excavation. We advise you to look at both, to get a complete picture of how our ancestors lived 2,000 years ago.

In 3-4 centuries BC. the lands on the territory of modern Anapa were ruled by the royal governor Gorgippus. The city was named after him - Gorgippia. It was a powerful stronghold of the Bosporus kingdom, with its own mint, water supply, developed trade, everyday life and even the Olympic Games.

The museum itself will give odds to similar expositions on the territory of Ancient Greece. The halls are made of light stone, decorated with decorative columns, portals and pediments. The modern stretch ceiling is decorated with built-in lamps in the form of a starry sky. Transparent showcases allow you to view exhibits from all sides. Bright illumination highlights the main accents. The first impression of the museum is very positive and joyful - there are several thousand artifacts here. Antique sculptures, amphorae and other objects of ancient everyday life, coins, women's jewelry and burial masks. The Gorgippia Museum contains a part of the unique frescoes dedicated to the 12 exploits of Hercules, the other part is in Moscow - under restoration. You will see all this on a tour of the museum, and an employee will tell you about the history of the birth and death of the great Bosporan kingdom. Lighthouse in Anapa - Russia

Practical information

Address: Anapa, st. Embankment, 4.

Opening hours: in summer - daily from 10:00 to 20:00; in winter, spring and autumn - from 10:00 to 18:00, on Fridays - from 10:00 to 17:00, Monday is a day off.

The cost of visiting 5 permanent stationary expositions and exhibitions of the archeology department for adults: - 350 RUB. The prices on the page are indicated for January 2021. It is possible to get on an excursion with an organized group.

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