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SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE BOSPORAN FORTRESS KUTLAK: ARRIAN'S ATHENAEON?

SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE BOSPORAN FORTRESS KUTLAK: ARRIAN'S ATHENAEON? SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE BOSPORAN FORTRESS KUTLAK: ARRIAN’S ATHENAEON? * S.B. LANTSOV This city-site, which was once a mighty fortress, is situated in the South-East of the Crimea 60 kms south-west of Feodosiya on the western spur of Karaul- Oba Hill on Kutlak Bay 4 kilometres south-east of the village of Veseloye and 4 kilometres west of the Novy Svyet suburb within the administrative area of the town of Sudak (Fig. 1). On the southern side the plateau with fortiŽ cations located on it 170 metres from the sea-shore drops steeply (60-80 ± ) down to the sea from a height of about 70 metres and on the western side it is edged by a ravine and a slope of similar steepness. From the East and the North the fortiŽ cations were easily accessible in ancient times. Today ditches up to 20 metres deep have been dug for the foundations of various buildings for the sanatorium currently under construction. The monument was discovered in 1982 and Ž rst investigated in 1983 by I.A. Baranov. In 1984 it was studied by E.A. Parshina. 1 In 1990 conservation work was undertaken by staff of the Sudak Mountain Rescue Service at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE BOSPORAN FORTRESS KUTLAK: ARRIAN'S ATHENAEON?

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia , Volume 7 (1-2): 123 – Jan 1, 2001

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© 2001 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0929-077X
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1570-0577
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10.1163/157005701753359868
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SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE BOSPORAN FORTRESS KUTLAK: ARRIAN’S ATHENAEON? * S.B. LANTSOV This city-site, which was once a mighty fortress, is situated in the South-East of the Crimea 60 kms south-west of Feodosiya on the western spur of Karaul- Oba Hill on Kutlak Bay 4 kilometres south-east of the village of Veseloye and 4 kilometres west of the Novy Svyet suburb within the administrative area of the town of Sudak (Fig. 1). On the southern side the plateau with fortiŽ cations located on it 170 metres from the sea-shore drops steeply (60-80 ± ) down to the sea from a height of about 70 metres and on the western side it is edged by a ravine and a slope of similar steepness. From the East and the North the fortiŽ cations were easily accessible in ancient times. Today ditches up to 20 metres deep have been dug for the foundations of various buildings for the sanatorium currently under construction. The monument was discovered in 1982 and Ž rst investigated in 1983 by I.A. Baranov. In 1984 it was studied by E.A. Parshina. 1 In 1990 conservation work was undertaken by staff of the Sudak Mountain Rescue Service at

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Published: Jan 1, 2001

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