More Information About the Santuri Site
1997 Excavations Excavtions in Mongolia
La Santuri lies within the western boundaries where the tamgas of the
Sarmatian kings, Pharzoeus and Inisimeus, have been identified. Although
the citadel was possibly founded by a Sarmatian princeling it shows no indications
of actually having been a king's capital city.
More probably it was a trading outpost bringing wine and oil from a Roman manufacturing area up the Dniester River.
|Excavating on the promitor above the Dneister River|
|Artifacts from surrounding regions are extremely rich and nicely displayed in the Archaeological Museum in Chisineau. To the right are a group of female figurines, center a beautifully decorated fired clay pot.||
|Living conditions during the excavtions at La Santuri were basic with showers and simple traditional East European food. Opportunities are present for saunas in a village of Russian Orthodox Old Believers, to sample the local wines, and to mingle with friendly Moldavian, Russian, and Ukrainian populations is offered. The steppe-forest landscape is beautiful and unspoiled.|