Archeological excavation

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and history expert Vladimir Kuznetsov look at an archaeological trophy as he visits an archeological excavation of an ancient Greek port on the Taman Peninsula, about 1,150 kilometers (720 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. Ancient Greek colonies were located on the peninsula and served as trading posts with the steppes of what is now southern Russia and Ukraine.
AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin

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