THE SANCTUARY OF THE CRIMEAN YAILA* N.G. NOVICHENKOVA The ancient sanctuary by the Gursuf Sedlo pass was set in peculiar natural and climatic conditions which largely determined its character. The western part of the Main Range of the Crimean Mountains is an unbroken chain of flat mountain pastures (yailas) which gradually rise from 500 to 1500 m. towards the north-east. The landscape resembles a hilly steppe.' The sanctuary is situated on the isthmus connecting the two highest Crimean yailas: Gursuf and Babugan (fig. 1). Gursuf Sedlo is the highest of the ancient Crimean passes along the routes from the south coast to the north. The altitude of the double summit where the sanctuary was located is 1434 m. (fig. 2). It rises to the south-east of the pass and is on the border between the two landscape and geographical zones of the peninsula: the foothills and the coast separated by the Main Mountain Range. A vast panorama of several geographical zones of the peninsula opens up from here: part of the South Coast with a field of vision of about 150°, the northern slopes of the Main Range, almost all the Inland Range, the steppe beyond it and
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1997
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