Ancient Urns, 2014
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In 2011, with Sochi winter olympics approaching, Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin found two ancient urns in the shallow waters of the Black Sea near an ancient Greek city of Phanagoria. The amphoras would have waited there since the 6th century AD to be discovered. Over the course of a few years prior to this moment members of the Russian Academy of Sciences were able to find only a few fragments.