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Dykyi Sad archaeological site

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Reconstruction of the site

The Dykyi Sad archaeological site constitutes the remains of an ancient port city discovered in the Dykyi Sad park (Ukrainian: Дикий Сад, lit. 'Wild Garden') in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. The site is dated to the Bilozerska culture, around 1250–925 BC.[1][2]

Researchers have proposed that the site is the "City of the Cimmerians" mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey.[3] Though the geography of the Odyssey is a contentious field, if true, this would make Mykolaiv the oldest city in Ukraine that is mentioned in written sources.[4]


  1. ^ Gorbenko, Kirill; Grebennikov, Yuriy (2009). "The 'Dykyi Sad' fortified settlement as a uniting link in the context of economic, political and cultural relation of 1200-1000 BC (the Baltic Shore, the Pontic region and the Mediterranean)" (PDF). Baltic-Pontic Studies. 14: 375–390. ISSN 1231-0344. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ Горбенко, К.В. (2014). "Городище "Дикий Сад" в контексте социально-экономических и культурных связей балтийского и черноморского регионов XІII–XI вв. до н.э." Известия Гомельского государственного университета имени Ф. Скорины. Nº 4 (85).
  3. ^ Odyssey xi.12.
  4. ^ "Миколаїв невдовзі буде визнано найстарішим містом України". Retrieved 2016-09-13.

Coordinates: 46°58′52″N 31°58′59″E / 46.981°N 31.983°E / 46.981; 31.983