At the mouth of the Belbek river, off shore Russian occupied Crimea, archaeologists uncovered two anchors and other items dating back to the 2nd or 3rd centuries AD, belonging to an ancient ship that sank off the western coast of the peninsula.
Traces of a settlement and numerous artefacts attributed to Greek settlers were discovered at the Pichvnari site, North of Kobuleti, Georgia.
Analysis of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the bones of early humans from the Buran Kaya caves on the Crimean Peninsula, Russia-occupied Ukraine, and the locally present potential prey animals such as Saiga, horses, and deer, revealed that early modern humans consumed more plants than Neanderthals but ate very little fish.
Wreck of the steamer “Boy Feddersen”, sunk on 14th August, 1941, was found off coast of Eupatoria, Crimea, by Russian researchers. The ship is said to have been filled with treasures stolen by the Nazis during their WW2 campaign on the Crimean Peninsula.
A secret chamber used for eavesdropping on enemies in the 16th century was discovered in the Lyubyanka district of Moscow, Russia, by archaeologists working at the renovation project of the capital.
Analysis of raven bones found in 2005 in Crimea rock shelter used by Neanderthals revealed that the bones were intentionally cut to create geometric patterns.
Construction of the Crimean Bridge, linking the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula with mainland Russia led to discovery of ancient Greek artefacts during underwater excavations in the area of the Ak-Burun Cape.
Five sunken ships are said to have been found while working on reconstruction of the waterfront in the city of Yevpatoria, eastern part of the Crimean Peninsula. One of them is believed to be the Black Sea Prince that sunk during the siege of Sevastopol, carrying “30 barrels of gold”.
Archaeologists discovered ancient Greek fortifications in the Kerch peninsula at Russian occupied Crimea. The structure belonged to the Bosporan Kingdom, that occupied the area 2000 years ago.