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An unfortified Greek-native agricultural settlement along the NE shore of Lake Sasyk-Panskoe on the NW Crimean coast. Founded by Chersonesus in the late 4th c. B.C., it perished in the mid 3d d. B.C. probably from a Scythian attack. Excavations indicate that the site was a complex of large villas or farmsteads organized according to a rectangular grid system. Although the rising lake level has covered several of the farmsteads, eleven still remain. The farmsteads are two-storied square buildings consisting of storage rooms, living quarters, and family shrines which enclose interior courtyards.

A necropolis of ca. 50 tumuli lies 100-150 m NE of the site. The most interesting of the excavated barrows, which all date to the time of the settlement, was surrounded by a cromlech and contained several cenotaph graves made of stone slabs. Some of the slabs come from anthropomorphic stelai of the Chersonesus type.


A. N. Shcheglov, “Raskopki na territorii khory Khersonesa,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1969 goda 257-58; id. et al., “Issledovaniia bliz Iarylgachskoi bukhty v severo-zapadnom Krymu,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1970 goda 251-52; id. et al., “Tarkhankutskaia ekspeditsiia,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1971 goda 342-43; id. et al., “Issledovaniia na khore Khersonese,” Arkheologicheskie Otkrytiia 1972 goda 353-54; id., “Kurgan-kenotaf bliz Iarylgachskoi bukhty,” KSIA 130 (1972) 70-76.


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