Site 7 km W of Eupatoria,
probably founded by Chersonesus in the 4th c. B.C. The
walls surrounding the city, which had towers and date
from the 4th-3d c. B.C., are partly preserved. A few traces
of streets and houses can be seen. The city was destroyed
in the 2d c. B.C. by the Scythians, who set up a trading
center on the same site that lasted until the first centuries
A.D. The famous bronze statuette of an Amazon on horseback, done in the style of Lysippos, was found here. The Hermitage and Eupatoria Museums contain material from this site.
A. N. Karasev, “Raskopki na gorodishche Chaika bliz Evpatorii,” KSIA
95 (1963) 33-42;
id., “Raskopki gorodishcha u sanatoriia ‘Chaika’ bliz
Evpatorii v 1963 g.,” KSIA
103 (1965) 131-39; I. B.
Brašinskij, “Recherches soviétiques sum les monuments
antiques des régions de la Mer Noire,” Eirene
93-94; I. V. Iatsenko, “Issledovanie sooruzhenii skifskogo perioda na gorodishche Chaika v Evpatorii (1964-67 gg.),” KSIA
124 (1970) 31-38.
M. L. BERNHARD & Z. SZTETYŁŁO