Today, the ruins of the ancient city of Naples constitute the historical and archaeological reserve on the outskirts of Simferopol. In part of the guided tours during excavations in the floor of the building, the exhibition of the open-air museum was found.
The main wealth of the capital of the Scythians is still hidden beneath the ground.
The ancient fortification near Simferopol is used as a free source of stone and limestone, while in 1827, the antique collector Sultan Krym Giray accidentally saw in a car several plates with relief images of Pilots and Greek inscriptions while traveling from Kermentchik. The first small excavations have amazed investigators, as they found a marble of bas-reliefs, Roman and Greek coins. On one of the plates there is an inscription that refers to the king of the Scythians, Skilur, who lived more than two thousand years ago. Archaeologists have come to the conclusion that the outskirts of the Simferopol city are much older and were almost forgotten, the Naples Scythian. The capital of the Scythian state existed for about six centuries. The long war of the Scythians with rival Hersonissos. Then the city attacked the Goths, and it was finally destroyed.
The Scythian Naples is located in an area of approximately 20 hectares. For two centuries, archaeologists unearthed no more than 1/20 of it, so the main wealth of the Scythian capital is still hidden beneath the ground.
The highest value is the mausoleum of King Skilur. Archaeologists were lucky enough to find the leader of the ancient Scythian burial intact, which neither thieves nor time harmed. The tomb of Skilur contains an enormous amount of wealth, especially gold jewelry. Most of the gold objects of the Skilur mausoleum are in the museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Mausoleum of Skilur is one of what they could find, since the Scythians were usually buried by their relatives in tombs, but the king made an exception.
During excavations in Scythian Naples, was where the scientists determined the representation about the Scythians like nomadic and semi-wild tribe. People who lived in this city, thousands of years ago, were actively involved in trade and agriculture, as evidenced by numerous findings. For example, such as storage tanks, grain or wine.
The Naples Strait Reservation is an open-air museum under development. This is the place where archaeological works are carried out every year. Hence the Scythian Naples can be visited at least every year and every time you become familiar with its main artifacts.
The reconstruction of personal reserves, used only natural materials: stone, clay and straw. This is done to accurately simulate the appearance of the Scythian Naples during its apogee.