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Taurica Collection

Discover the rich history of Taurica, a region in Ukraine's Crimea

Background imageTaurica Collection: Orestes and Pylades Disputing at the Altar, 1614, by Pieter

Orestes and Pylades Disputing at the Altar, 1614, by Pieter
Pieter Lastman (c.1583-1633). Dutch painter. Orestes and Pylades Disputing at the Altar, 1614. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageTaurica Collection: Iphigenia. Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and sister of Electra and Orestes

Iphigenia. Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and sister of Electra and Orestes, is also known by the name of Iphianassa. Iphigenia in Tauris. Engraving by A. Closs. Colored

Background imageTaurica Collection: Ukraine, Crimea, Sevastopol, Khersoness, Fog bell - which comes from a Crimean War cannon

Ukraine, Crimea, Sevastopol, Khersoness, Fog bell - which comes from a Crimean War cannon

Background imageTaurica Collection: View of Taurida, 1791

View of Taurida, 1791. Found in the collection of State A. Radishchev Art Museum, Saratov

Background imageTaurica Collection: Allegory of the conquest of Taurida, c. 1785. Artist: Torelli, Stefano (1712-1784)

Allegory of the conquest of Taurida, c. 1785. Artist: Torelli, Stefano (1712-1784)
Allegory of the conquest of Taurida, c. 1785. Found in the collection of the State Open-air Museum of History, Architecture and Art, Pskov

Background imageTaurica Collection: Ukraine. Crimea. Kerch. Panticapaeum archaeological site

Ukraine. Crimea. Kerch. Panticapaeum archaeological site
Ukraine. Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Panticapaeum archaeological site, founded in 575 BC by Greek colonists from Miletus, on Mount Mithridat. Kerch

Background imageTaurica Collection: Ukraine. Saint Vladimir Cathedral and Chersonesus Taurica ru

Ukraine. Saint Vladimir Cathedral and Chersonesus Taurica ru
Ukraine. Ruins of greek colony Chersonesus Taurica. 6th century BC. At background, Neo-Byzantine Russian Orthodox Church reconstructed at 21th century by E. Osadchiy. Sevastopol

Background imageTaurica Collection: Ukraine. Saint Vladimir Cathedral

Ukraine. Saint Vladimir Cathedral. Neo-Byzantine Russian Orthodox Church built at 19th century. Reconstructed at 21th century by E. Osadchiy. Exterior. Chersonesus Taurica. Sevastopol

Background imageTaurica Collection: Ukraine. Chersonesus Taurica ruins

Ukraine. Chersonesus Taurica ruins
Ukraine. Chersonesus Taurica. 6th century BC. Greek colony occupied later by romans and byzantines. Roman amphitheatre. Sevastopol



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Discover the rich history of Taurica, a region in Ukraine's Crimea. From its ancient roots to its significance during the Crimean War, Taurica holds tales of conquest and cultural heritage. In 1791, a captivating view of Taurida was captured, showcasing its breathtaking landscapes. The allegory of the conquest of Taurida by Stefano Torelli in 1785 depicts the triumphs that took place within these lands. Orestes and Pylades Disputing at the Altar, painted by Pieter in 1614, showcases the dramatic conflicts that unfolded here. Explore Kerch's Panticapaeum archaeological site to witness remnants of an ancient civilization that once thrived in this area. Saint Vladimir Cathedral stands tall as a symbol of faith amidst Chersonesus Taurica ruins, reminding us of Ukraine's religious heritage. Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and sister to Electra and Orestes, represents both tragedy and resilience within this land's mythology. Sevastopol's Khersoness echoes with history as fog bells ring out from cannons used during the Crimean War. These bells outside St Vladimir's Cathedral serve as a reminder of past conflicts but also stand as symbols for peace and unity. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and historical significance found throughout Taurica – where stories unfold at every turn.