For an average tourist, this place is perhaps of zero interest.
The so-called «Scythian tomb» is a simple stone crypt, one of those that used to be built under «kurgan» (burial mound). It was discovered in 1895, but dates back to I century BC. Most probably used to comprise two chambers, but one has been completely destroyed, and the other is only represented by one wall under the arch. The nearly washed-out carvings are of unclear nature and could merely be the natural structure of the construction material.
There’s nothing left in it these days. Some say it was robbed in the ancient times, the others claim those who discovered the crypt had also emptied it. In summer it gets hidden by the thickets of bushes and looks abandoned (as it is). It’s amazing it was not yet dismantled by vandals.
Worth finding by archaeology and history geeks. Makes sense to have a historian with you, who would be able to tell more about ancient burial traditions.
To find the crypt, head to the port on Shabska street. In front of the guard-desk of a factory at the corner of Lazo and Shabska, you will see a small railway. Walk along it about a hundred meters till the gates. The crypt will be to your left, hidden in the bushes. Extra bonus - there are fine views over the port from near the crypt.
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