Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, Ep. 2: Mapping the Lost Gardens of Crimea

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Ep. 2: Mapping the Lost Gardens of Crimea

When Catherine II annexed Crimea in 1783, many of the officials she sent to govern the new province developed an obsession with fruit. While we can't recreate the taste of 18th-century cherries, what if we could reconstruct the fabled gardens where they grew? What can these lost gardens tell us about the people and nature of the peninsula? Join Imperiia Project Director, Kelly O'Neill, to explore the green spaces of Crimea in the early days of imperial rule. 

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