Kerch is a city of traditions as old as centuries. It solemnly celebrated its 2600-th anniversary in September 2000.
Panticapaeum, Bosporus, Caesaria, Karkh, Kortchev, Cherkio, Kersh this list of names is far from being complete. Among the historical and cultural sights of Kerch one can find memorials of various epochs, beginning with early antiquity. They include burial mounds and crypts, ancient sites and rural settlements, curt buildings and obelisks, monumental sculptures and architectural constructions.

The history of this multi-national city is symbolically reflected in its emblem and flag. The central element of the city emblem is the gryphon, a fantastic winged animal, a kind of bird with a lion’s body and an eagle’s beak. (далее…)

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