Remains of a Roman Fort in the Crimea?

From a Polish source:

Roman legionary quarters have been discovered on the Crimean peninsula on the Black Sea by Polish archeologists.

A team of Polish archeologists supervised by Radoslaw Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski

from the Archeology Institute at the University of Warsaw have discovered a house of a Roman legionary consisting of several spacious rooms in Balaklava in the Crimea.

“The discovery suggests that there must have been a Roman fort here. We aren’t sure yet how big it was and where the borders were but we hope to find an answer to these questions,” says Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski.

The archeologists established that in 1 A.D. a settlement on the Crimean peninsula, which was later to become Balaklava, was burnt. In 2 A.D. it was conquered by the Romans who built the fort including legionary quarters.

“The building that we discovered was several times remodeled: old walls were pulled down and new were erected, floors and roofs were repaired. In 3 A.D. the house was destroyed by fire and much later, probably between 15th and 16th centuries a Tatar settlement replaced the Roman fort,” says the archeologist.

Balaklava was the ancient Greek settlement of Symbolon …  alas,I don’t have the time to wade through Russian dating sites to give you much more than that …

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