University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Ekaterina M. Alekseyeva

Gorgippia

A Bosporan Polis in Ancient Sindike

By: Ekaterina M. Alekseyeva

In the 6th century B.C., Ionian and Aeolian colonists founded the first Greek poles (city-states) on the shores of the Cimmerian Bosporus (modern Ketch Strait). At the end of the 5th century or the beginning of¬†the 4th century B.C., these poleis merged into a vast state,¬†uniting the lands of eastern Crimea, the Taman peninsula, the […]