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«Древний Херсонес» Страбона. Результаты исследований 1985–1990 гг. [Strabo's "Ancient Chersonesus". Results of Research Carried Out in 1985-1990]

Вестник древней истории. 2016. № 76/3. С. 597-625.
Зедгенидзе А. А.

STRABO’S “ANCIENT CHERSONESUS”. RESULTS OF RESEARCH CARRIED OUT IN 1985–1990

Angelina A. Zedgenidze

The paper presents results of excavations of fortified constructions on the isthmus of Mayachny Peninsula where Strabo’s “ancient Chersonesus” is located. The main objects of the excavations were the western wall which dates from the end of the 5th — the beginning of the 4th century B.C. and a complex of constructions near this wall which functioned from the first quarter to the end of the 4th century B.C. The structure of the site points to its strategic role. The results of our excavations lead to the conclusion that the fortifications on the isthmus served as an outpost of the polis and provide evidence that Mayachny Peninsula was the earliest chora of Chersonesus. The vacant space of the complex is interpreted as refuges in case of danger for those who lived in Mayachny Peninsula. The excavations also clarify the spatial organisation of the fortifications on the isthmus.