Sharp deterioration of the Scythian-Chersonesus relations require major strengthening of the defensive system Kirkinitida. Nevertheless, the 40-ies of the ii century bc Scythians stormed and destroyed the city. Commander Diophantus To help Chersoneses king of Pontus Mithridates vi Evpator sends an army led by warlord Diophantus, who repelled the onslaught of the enemy and put him to flight. When the Scythians, to gather strength again threatened Chersonesos State Diophantus again led his men on them. Late autumn 1983 bc he mastered Kerkinitida and gave decisive battle the Scythians by the beautiful port (now the village. The Black Sea).
'Scythian Roksolana among nearly 50 000 could not withstand the 6,000 who were under the command of Diophantus' – wrote about this Greek historian Strabo. In honor of Diophantus Chersonesites installed it on a copper statue acropolis of the city. The name of an ancient hero has and the company that issued the handbook. Gibel Kirkinitida In subsequent decades, Hersonissos, guarding against the Scythians, constantly appealed for help to the kings of Pontus, and those lost their independence. In the iii century bc in the northern Black Sea coast, new strengths and cruel enemies – first the Goths, Huns and then.
Kerkinitida including many settlements were destroyed and the inhabitants killed or driven into slavery. Buried reserve no less sad and modern history of the excavations Kirkinitida. Another one of the first orders of the Revolutionary Committee of the Crimea in 1921, the Greater Quarantine has been declared a protected area, and then the decisions of Central Executive Committee and City Council Kerkinitida was assigned to Evpatoria state archaeological and ethnographic museum. It even breakdown of the garden was forbidden, not to mention the construction industry. But unknown ways a monument was included in the line of sanatorium Red Army, and 30-ies was to be built. Particularly detrimental to the ancient city was started in the 60-70-ies expansion of the Central Children's Sanatorium mo, conducted without any scientific surveys. Who are you, the heirs Kirkinitida? Historical science does not have precise information about what was in place Kirkinitida in the next ten centuries. Supposedly at the end of ix – beginning of xi century here there were settlers from the Kievan Rus, and then Polovtsy. Tatar-Mongol invaders, according to researchers, are wary of the sea and not be tied here.