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Fortified Bosporan site 1 km W of the village in the Temriuk area. It was founded no later than the 4th c. B.C. The most interesting discovery from the excavations, begun in 1970, was the foundation of a tholos of the 3d-2d c. B.C., encircled by a paved portico. The tholos, a structure hitherto unknown in the N Black Sea, had Ionic columns while the colonnade of the portico was evidently Doric. West of the tholos was a long building of the same period composed of at least nine adjoining rooms, one of which was apparently an andron used for symposia. The rooms opened on a paved portico with a richly decorated colonnade. The tholos and long building may have formed part of a sanctuary. In the late 2d or early 1st c. B.C. both buildings were partially destroyed and repaired. In the NW corner of the site arose a rectangular two-story fortified dwelling with thick walls, probably the residence of some high official. Most of the structures consisted of adobe brick walls on stone foundations. In the late 1st c. B.C. all the buildings perished in a major fire. Soon after, the site was fortified by a rectangular embankment and trench. An adobe brick wall probably ran atop the embankment; the foundations of several towers have been uncovered. Among the remains from this last period were a paved street and the foundations of several homes.


V. S. Dolgorukov et al., “Raboty Tamanskoi ekspeditsii,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1970 goda 118-19; N. I. Sokol'skii et al., “Raskopki gorodishcha u poselka ‘Za Rodinu,’” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1971 goda 147-49; id., “Arkhitekturnyi ansambl'na Tamanskom poluostrove,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1972 goda 145-46.


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