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Panticapaeum

Παντικάπαιον). A town in the Tauric Chersonesus, situated on a hill on the Cimmerian Bosporus, was founded by the Milesians about B.C. 541, and became the residence of the Greek kings of the Bosporus, and was hence itself sometimes called Bospŏrus (Procop. Aed. iii. 7). A number of interesting remains of Greek art are found here, and preserved in the museum at St. Petersburg. See the Comtes Rendus de la Commission Archéologique de St. Pétersbourg.

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