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Lisya bay
Lisya bay is widely known among nudists of all former Soviet Union. But historians suggest that modern nudists are not the first people who have chosen the bay for the rest in the nude. The first were Pithecanthropus. Archaeologists claim that the area of Fox Bay and Echki-Dag was mastered by the man in ancient times. There were found about 20 sites of the prehistoric man, such as Pithecanthropus or Sinanthropus. The finds of tools dated to the Stone Age (more than 100-150 thousand years ago), the time of formation of the human as species. In ancient times the area of Echki-Dag and Fox Bay belonged to the possessions of Tauri, as evidenced the traces of settlements, encampments and burials of stone boxes-dolmens. In 40 years of VIII century 'icon- admirers' from Byzantium settled in the Crimea. On the territory of the Otuz Valley (Shchebetovka neighborhood) archaeologists had discovered about 15 Byzantine settlements of this period. Khazar invasion of the middle of the VIII century destroyed the Byzantine fortresses. In the vicinity of Fox Bay and Echki-Dag were destroyed all Byzantine settlements. The Eastern campaign of Kiev Prince Svyatoslav, defeated in 965, the main forces of Khazars on the Volga, the Don and the North Caucasus, was the beginning of the collapse of Khazar Khaganate. Russians dug in on both sides of the Khazar shore (the Strait of Kerch), and were expelled only after defeat in the war with Byzantium in 971. Byzantium established again its influence in the Eastern Crimea. The final disappearance of the majority of the Khazar settlements, including the areas adjacent to Fox Bay and Echki-Dag (Kurortnoye and Shchebetovka) was associated with the invasion of Pechenegs in the second half of X century. The beginning of the second millennium AD in the Eastern Crimea passed under the influence of Byzantium. Its positions had been fundamentally undermined in 1204, when the next wave of Crusaders defeated Constantinople, the capital of Christian Byzantine, with the sneak attack. Venice, on the ships of which the Crusaders crossed, had the monopoly right for maritime trade in Tauris. Since the end of the XIII century political initiative transferred from Venice to its bitter rival - the Republic of Genoa. Genoese helped to restore the Byzantine Empire, holding the straits under its complete control, and hence - shipping in the Black Sea. After it the Eastern Crimea was under Genoese control until the end of the XV century. Genoa carefully guarded its monopoly powers to control the area. Close to Fox Bay Area in the Koz Valley, Otuz (Shchebetovka) and the settlement of Cordon-Oba (Kurortnoye) saved the remains of the fortress walls and the temple of the XIV century. Soon the area of Fox Bay became the part of the Crimean Khanate, which did not remain long as independent. In 1475 the Eastern Crimea was conquered by Turks-Ottoman, the Crimean Khan accepted himself as a vassal of Istanbul and coastal areas of Taurica became a personal possession of Sultan for three centuries. In the XVIII century started a series of Russian-Turkish wars. One of the goals of Russia in these wars was to conquest the access to the Black Sea, which was badly needed for the further economic development of Russia. After the victory over the Turks, on April 8, 1783 Catherine the II signed the 'Manifesto of the Accession of the Crimean Peninsula, the island of Taman, and all of the Kuban under the Imperia of Russia. " In the second half of XX century Echki-Dag drew the attention of climbers, and Fox Bay has become the Mecca for informal youth and nudists.
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