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The Date and Significance of Tomb II at Gorgippia (1975 Excavations)

The Date and Significance of Tomb II at Gorgippia (1975 Excavations) THE DATE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF TOMB II AT GORGIPPIA (1975 EXCAVATIONS) * MIKHAIL TREISTER In 1975 the Archaeological expedition of the Institute of Archaeology, Mos- cow, led by E.M. Alekseeva, found two spectacular tombs. The Ž rst tomb with fresco paintings, showing the labours of Herakles, was robbed in antiquity: Inside were found three massive limestone sarcophagi, originally containing Ž ve burials. 1 Next to it, tomb II included two intact sarcophagi with rich burial inventory. 2 Together with a grave cut in the rock found nearby the following year, 3 they probably belonged to a single burial complex, covered with a common * This article is written in frames of the research project sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft , devoted to the study of jewellery and toreutics from the North Pontic area of the Late Hellenistic and Early Roman periods (director of the project – Friederike Fless, Archaeological Institute, University of Leipzig). 1 Alekseeva et al . 1976, ill. on p. 106 above; Alekseeva 1984, 83, pls. XLII, CX, 1-2; ead. 1986a, 35-37; ead. 1986b, 67; ead. 1994, 54-55, Ž gs. 10 a-b; ead. 1997, 189-190, Ž g. 57-58, 214-218, Ž g. 62; 236, 242-244, pls. 256-259; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

The Date and Significance of Tomb II at Gorgippia (1975 Excavations)

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Brill
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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0929-077X
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1570-0577
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10.1163/157005703322114838
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THE DATE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF TOMB II AT GORGIPPIA (1975 EXCAVATIONS) * MIKHAIL TREISTER In 1975 the Archaeological expedition of the Institute of Archaeology, Mos- cow, led by E.M. Alekseeva, found two spectacular tombs. The Ž rst tomb with fresco paintings, showing the labours of Herakles, was robbed in antiquity: Inside were found three massive limestone sarcophagi, originally containing Ž ve burials. 1 Next to it, tomb II included two intact sarcophagi with rich burial inventory. 2 Together with a grave cut in the rock found nearby the following year, 3 they probably belonged to a single burial complex, covered with a common * This article is written in frames of the research project sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft , devoted to the study of jewellery and toreutics from the North Pontic area of the Late Hellenistic and Early Roman periods (director of the project – Friederike Fless, Archaeological Institute, University of Leipzig). 1 Alekseeva et al . 1976, ill. on p. 106 above; Alekseeva 1984, 83, pls. XLII, CX, 1-2; ead. 1986a, 35-37; ead. 1986b, 67; ead. 1994, 54-55, Ž gs. 10 a-b; ead. 1997, 189-190, Ž g. 57-58, 214-218, Ž g. 62; 236, 242-244, pls. 256-259;

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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