In the trenches of the Odessa region, from the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian soldiers began to discover ancient Greek amphoras dating back to the 5th or 4th century BC.
The exact location of this find is not mentioned in the reports of the Ukrainian army. However, the soldiers said that they found fragments of pottery almost daily, which indicates the rich archaeological heritage of this territory, writes iefimerida.gr/, referring to the information of the French newspaper Le Figaro. Artifacts were transferred to the Archaeological Museum of Odessa.
Alas, due to the hostilities unfolding in the region, an important archaeological site discovered in the trenches will not be studied soon.
Presumably, amphorae were used by the Greeks living at that time on the Black Sea coast. Clay vessels were used to transport wine and oil. The ancient Greeks had close trade relations with the inhabitants of the area, mainly with the Scythians, who supplied Greece with wheat.