Sites & cities that bear the name of Panticapaeum


Today in : Ukraine
First trace of activity : ca. 6th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 375 C.E
Recorded names : Παντικάπαιον, Pantikápaion, Panticapée, Bosporus

Description : Panticapaeum (Ancient Greek: Παντικάπαιον, romanized: Pantikápaion) was an ancient Greek city on the eastern shore of Crimea, which the Greeks called Taurica. The city was built on Mount Mithridat, a hill on the western side of the Cimmerian Bosporus. It was founded by Milesians in the late 7th or early 6th century BC. The ruins of the site are now located in the modern city Kerch.

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