University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Michail J. Treister

A Warrior’s Burial from the Asiatic Bosporous in the Augustan Age

By: Aleksey A. Malyshev and Michail J. Treister

In antiquity, a significant part of the northern Black Sea coast belonged to the Bosporan state, with its capital in Pantikapaion (modern Kerch). From the formation of the state (5th century B.C.) to late antiquity (3rd-4th century A.D.), the Cimmerian Bosporus constituted a major link in the complex ethnopolitical system that formed in the region. […]


A New Example of Ancient Metalwork from a Sarmatian Kurgan

By: Michail J. Treister

The Sarmatian were Iranian-speaking nomads who, over the course of centuries, dominated vast territories from the Lower Volga area to contemporary Hungary. Little has survived to remind us of this numerous nation—which once inspired terror in the Roman Empire—and the role they played in the formation of the national and cultural entities of contemporary Europe. […]