The foundations of three Ancient Greek villas dating from the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. have been found during archeological excavations near the Russkaya gas compressor station near Anapa, the starting point of the future South Stream pipeline from Russia to Bulgaria.
Archeologists found clay pots, fragments of a weaving loom, a pair of scissors and several coins. The villas were part of Gorgippia, a prospering antique city of the Bosporan Kingdom.
The coins minted in another ancient city, Panticapaeum, modern Kerch, enabled to determine the age of the artifacts.