In Antiquity

Athenaion
Al'ma-Kermen
Bulganak
Gurzufskoye Sedlo
Dandake
"Ancient Chersonesos"of Strabo
"Another Harbor of the Chersonesites"
Eupatorion
Kalos Limen
Kara-tobe
Kerkinitis
Kermen-kyr
Kermenchik
Ktenous
Lagyra
Lampas
Napites
Neapolis
Palakion
Roman strongholds
The Sanctuary on the Isthmus of the Saki Lake
Symbolon Limen
"Walls"
Ust'-Al'ma
Chabaioi
Charax

In the Middle Ages

 
"Another Harbor of the Chersonesites"

"As one sails out of the bay [of Kerkinitis], on the left side there are a small town and another harbor of the Chersonesites. As one sails further along the seacoast, there would be a big cape that projects southwards into the sea [Herakleian peninsula]; this cape makes a part of the whole [Crimean] peninsula. At this place there is a city of the Herakleians, which is also called Chersonesos..." (Strabo Geogr. 7. 4. 2).

What was this "another harbor of the Chersonesites"? Although in many scholars' point of view, it is nothing but Kalos Limen, there also is another hypothesis...

An outstanding Russian archaeologist P. N. Shults put it that this Another Harbor was located in the north-west Crimea, on the western tip of Tarkhankut peninsula. There, near the village of Olenyovka ("Deer-point"), treasure hunters have found a settlement and a cemetery. Later the archaeologists came and investigated both sites. It becomes clear that the settlement was established by the Hellenes (most likely by the Chersonians) in the IV century BC. Its dwellers buried in the cemetery of kurgans which was located nearby. In the II century BC the Scythians drove the Greeks off this place and established their own settlement, which existed to the first centuries AD.


© N. Khrapunov.


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