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CHAIKA Crimea.

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 7 (1968) 93-94; I. V. Iatsenko, “Issledovanie sooruzhenii skifskogo perioda na gorodishche Chaika v Evpatorii (1964-67 gg.),” KSIA 124 (1970) 31-38.


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