Oil was produces in Crimea at the beginning of the first millennium

Several centuries ago, oil was produced in large quantities on the Kerch Peninsula. It was called «earthen oil.» Near Kerch There was a village Dzhermay Qashiq (Slyusarevo), which literally translates from Crimean Tatar as “a spoon of oil”. The article has been prepared from the publication on Facebook “Crimean Oilman” by Andrey Panov, one of the authors of the book “Historical Atlas of Crimean Culture”.