Haimanova Mohyla

Image - A Scythian bowl (4th cent BC) found in the Haimanova Mohyla kurhan.

Haimanova Mohyla [Гайманова Могила]. A large Scythian royal kurhan of the 4th century BC situated near Balky, Vasylivka raion, Zaporizhia oblast. It was excavated in 1969–70 by V. Bidzilia. Remnants of carts and a burial feast, four burials with seven human skeletons, over 250 gold ornaments, and numerous iron, bronze, wood, bone, and clay artifacts and weapons were unearthed. The most noteworthy find was a gilded silver cup with a frieze depicting Scythian warriors.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]


Image - Detail of a Scythian bowl (4th cent BC) found in the Haimanova Mohyla kurhan. Image - Detail of a Scythian bowl (4th cent BC) found in the Haimanova Mohyla kurhan.


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