Horodsk or Horodesk [Городськ or Городеськ; Horods’k or Horodes’k]. An ancient Kyivan Rus’ town situated on the Teteriv River; today the village of Horodsk in Korostyshiv raion, Zhytomyr oblast. Archeological surveys and excavations conducted in 1936–7, 1939–40, 1946–7, and 1955–8 revealed that from the 9th to the 13th century Horodsk was an iron-working center whose inhabitants were engaged in farming and in making iron implements and weapons, pottery, and jewelry. The town was destroyed by the Mongols in the mid-13th century. A late Trypillia culture settlement (early 2nd millennium BC) also existed there.

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

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