Nymphaeum (Black Sea, Antiquity)
Author(s) : Petropoulos Ilias (17/2/2008)Translation : Koutras Nikolaos
For citation: Petropoulos Ilias, "Nymphaeum (Black Sea, Antiquity)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=11232>
The remains of the ancient settlement of Nymphaeum are located approximately 17km SW of the modern city of Kerch (ancient Panticapaeum) on the coast of the Cimmerian Bosporus. The city is mentioned by a number of ancient Greek and Latin writers. It was founded between 580 and 560 BC, possibly by Milesian settlers and participated in the Second Athenian League. It was destroyed in the early 4th cent. BC but it quickly recovered. Archaeological research since the 1860s has brought to light significant finds.
Kingdom of Bosporus
3. City and chora
4. Archaeological research
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