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SEMIBRATNOE Kuban.

A Hellenized Sindian town on the left bank of the lower Kuban 12 km W of Varenikovskaia. The site covered an area of 9 ha and was surrounded in the 5th c. B.C. by a wall 2.5 m wide built of cut stones. There were square towers at 15-18 m intervals. Remains of a large residence of the 3d c. B.C. indicate a rectangular structure with an inner courtyard, five rooms, and walls 1.4 m thick. On the outskirts of the city is a kurgan necropolis from the 5th-4th c. containing the tombs of rulers of the Sindi tribe. The grave gifts consisted of Greek ceramics and articles of silver and gold. The Hermitage Museum contains material from the site.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

N. V. Anfimov, “Novye dannye k istorii Aziatskogo Bospora (Semibratnee gorodishche),” SovArkh 7 (1941) 258-67; id., “Raskopki Semibratnego gorodishcha,” KSIIMK 37 (1951) 238-44; id., “Issledovaniia Semibratnego gorodishcha,” KSIIMK 51 (1953) 99-110.

M. L. BERNHARD & Z. SZTETYŁŁO

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