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Scythian site on the left bank of the Alma river in the SW Crimea, dating to the 3d c. B.C.

The settlement had links with Chersonesus, and much pottery from that city has been found on the site. Detachments of Roman legionnaires occupied the site in the 2d-3d c., and building during this period includes a house with frescos and a glassmaking workshop.

Excavation has concentrated on the necropolis (over 200 tombs on the 2-ha surface). The chief archaeological finds consist of articles imported from the Greek cities on the N coast of the Black Sea. The most interesting of these are funerary stelai (1st-2d c. A.D.) with a stylized figure of a man, perhaps a warrior, with a rhyton and spear. The Moscow Historical Museum contains material from this site.


T. N. Vysotskaia, “Nekotorye dannye o sel'skom khoziaistve pozdneskifskogo gorodishcha Alma-Kermen,” Kratkie soobshcheniia Instituta arkheologii Ukrainskoi SSR 11 (1961) 75-79; id., Pozdnie Skify v iugo-zapadnom Krymu (1972) 32-63, 76-78; N. O. Bogdanova, “Mogyl'nyk I st. do n.e-III st. n.e. bilia s. Zavitne Bakhchisarais'kogo raionu,” Arkheologiia 15 (1963) 95-109; id. & I. I. Gushchina, “Raskopki mogil'nikov pervykh vekov nashei ery v lugo-Zapadnom Krymu v 1960-1961 gg.,” SovArkh (1964) 1.324-31; I. I. Gushchina, “O sarmatakh v iugo-zapadnom Krymu (Po materialam nekotorykh mogil'nikov I-IV VV.),” SovArkh (1967) 1.40-51; T. M. Vysots'ka, “Gorodishche Alma-Kermen u Krymu,” Arkeologiia 24 (1970) 179-93.


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